On 21 new and persistent issues in tax administration, the report makes recommendations to the IRS.
On Nov. 15, the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) released its annual report for 2022, which includes suggestions for the IRS on current and emerging problems with tax collection.
The report offers recommendations on 21 issues, which cover a wide range of subjects:
- Modernization of IRS business and information technology.
- lowering the threshold for electronic filing for those who file information returns.
- Alignment of withholding certificate electronic signature requirements.
- rapid publication of IRS Form 6166, Certification of U.S. Residency.
- The Examination Customer Coordination and Innovation Office.
- Updates to and redesign of Series 8038 Form.
- Transcript Delivery Service (TDS) for Business Master Files (BMF).
The report also “emphasizes the need for consistent and long-term funding for the IRS to achieve its goals of providing efficient, effective, and contemporary service to the nation’s taxpayers.” Additionally, it “provides focused feedback to enhance the taxpayer experience while assisting critical enforcement efforts and navigating a rapidly evolving digital environment.”
As a federal advisory committee to the IRS commissioner, the IRSAC offers a structured public forum for discussion of pertinent issues relating to tax administration between IRS officials and members of the public. Regarding presently in effect or recently proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures, IRSAC members offer insightful observations.
The IRSAC is run by the Office of National Public Liaison, which is part of IRS Communications and Liaison, and its members come from the taxpaying public, the tax professional community, low-income community representatives, small and large businesses, tax-exempt and government entities, the payroll industry, and academia.
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