Congressman Kustoff Leads Letter to IRS Demanding Plan to Uphold Taxpayer Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel demanding answers about a recent report that concluded IRS officials had violated taxpayers’ rights by directly contacting taxpayers who are represented before the IRS. 

"The findings of this report are deeply concerning, but not unexpected. Under President Biden, the IRS has exhibited a consistent disregard for U.S. taxpayer rights; repeatedly violating taxpayer protections and mismanaging sensitive taxpayer information. The IRS’s incompetence and abuse are especially concerning given its plan to hire 87,000 new enforcement agents to increase audits on U.S. taxpayers. The last thing families and small businesses need right now is more scrutiny from the IRS. It is crucial the IRS has the processes and policies in place to ensure U.S. taxpayers have the privacy and protection they deserve," the lawmakers wrote. 

The letter was signed by House Ways and Means Committee Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Vern Buchanan (R-FL).

Click here to read the full text of the letter. 


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