It's disturbing not because it's pervasive, but because it has the potential to really grow and have a very bad impact on the integrity of charities and churches.
He indicated the step-up in audits is likely to continue. We need to do more and continue to increase it, particularly on the big income area, ... But I don't think it's necessarily the case that audits need to return to rates of 10 or more years ago.
We saw a surge of e-filing at the end of the tax season, particularly with people using software on home computers.
For people who haven't yet prepared their returns, the first thing they should do is don't panic.
The increase in e-filing is really being driven by people using their home computers. E-file is the safe, accurate way for taxpayers to quickly finish their taxes and get a refund.
Our goal is to get this money back in the hands of the people it belongs to,
We want people to get the refunds they're entitled to. Taxpayers can't get a refund if they don't file a return.
Overall, we received more tax returns electronically this year than the number of paper returns we processed for the entire United States in 1966.
The Dirty Dozen is a reminder that tax scams can take many forms, ... Don't be fooled by false promises peddled by scam artists. They'll take your money and leave you with a hefty tax bill.
We want to make sure the stars 'walk the line' when it comes to these goodie bags.
There are important public policy arguments to be made in favor of maintaining the privacy of corporate returns. Nevertheless, making corporate tax returns or a portion thereof public would likely improve compliance. I believe this idea merits debate.
People entered into these deals often at the behest of lawyers and accountants peddling flaky tax products, ... We're offering taxpayers a quick, quiet and cost-effective way to put these deals behind them.
Nobody wants to feel that you can get away with something if you're rich or a big corporation.
Congress fails in the effort to get a simple, understandable tax code.
Because of problems the pilot program exposed, we're moving toward a position where we routinely look at compensation of executives when we conduct our audits of corporations, ... are going to pull the returns of key executives to determine whether the compensation has been correctly recorded.
The home computer is increasingly replacing the paper tax form. Both individual taxpayers and tax professionals are turning to e-file more and more because it's fast and accurate.
As strange as it may seem, government at all levels does business with vendors who are delinquent on their taxes.
People are entitled to deduct the real cost of operating a vehicle. We've responded to the recent gas-price increases by making this special adjustment so taxpayers get the tax benefit they deserve.
This is about fairness for taxpayers, ... People are entitled to deduct the real cost of operating a vehicle. We've responded to the recent gas price increases by making this special adjustment so taxpayers get the tax benefit they deserve.
We're moving aggressively to reduce the tax gap, ... But no one should think we can totally eliminate the gap. That would take Draconian measures and make the government too intrusive. We have to strike the right balance.