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Statement Regarding House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Staff Report

The following statement is from Chairman Paul Cherecwich, Jr. on behalf of the IRS Oversight Board on the July 29, 2014 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee staff report, Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions:
“The nonpartisan IRS Oversight Board has served independently and with limited authority for more than a decade to meet its statutory responsibilities and provide the IRS with long-term direction. The Board respectfully disagrees with the House Oversight Committee’s staff report recommendation regarding the Board. The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 created both the IRS Oversight Board and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and vested each with separate and distinct responsibilities and authorities. While TIGTA was granted broad investigative powers, resources and staff to examine specific issues and allegations, such as the recent 501 (c)(4) controversy, the much smaller Board was created to focus on, and review and approve IRS strategic and operations plans and IRS-prepared budget submissions. The Board provides high-value, long-term strategic direction to the IRS, including continuity and expertise and looks forward to continuing to work with the IRS, Congress and stakeholders in improving the IRS’ service and treatment of taxpayers.”
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