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USCPA官网报道：USCPA税收执行委员会主席 Troy K. Lewis——注册会计师，全球特许管理会计师(右)与 Edward Karl——注册会计师，全球特许管理会计师，USCPA税务部门副主席，在新奥尔良州举办的USCPA春季会议上发言关于纳税人的服务需求和美国国税局“未来国家倡议”，纳税人辩护服务处在周二将会听取税收执行委员会主席 Troy K. Lewis(注册会计师，全球特许管理会计师)的发言。在解决优先级以及指导“未来国家”的发展方向上，国税局应该依赖注册会计师的独特视角来指导税收征管改革——周一，USCPA的税务部门领导在新奥尔良州举办的会议上对协会理事会成员提议。
The Taxpayer Advocate Service will hear from USCPA Tax Executive Committee Chair Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA, on Tuesday regarding taxpayers’ service needs and the IRS’s “future state initiative.” And in addressing priorities as well as directing its “future state,” the IRS should rely on CPAs’ unique vantage point to help guide tax administration and reform, the USCPA’s tax leaders told the Institute’s governing Council in New Orleans on Monday.
Lewis和 Edward Karl(注册会计师，全球特许管理会计师，USCPA税务部门副主席)在一个名为“税收大转变”的会议上告诉理事会成员们，国会议员对USCPA的领导们表示感谢，因为他们在税务问题上发表见解，其中包括了去年由理事会确认的问题。
Members of Congress also have thanked USCPA leaders for their insights on tax issues, including those identified by Council last year, Lewis and Edward Karl, CPA, CGMA, the USCPA’s vice president–Taxation, told Council members in a session titled “The Shifting Landscape of Tax.”
Dissatisfaction with the IRS’s admittedly poor telephone service in assisting taxpayers and tax professionals and its outmoded systems prompted a resolution from last year’s spring Council meeting calling for an objective, transparent forum to propose how a modernized IRS might function. To that end, in February this year, Lewis, along with other CPA tax committee members, met with members of Congress and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (see previous coverage). Lewis said the effort appears to have led to a “spring thaw” in getting CPAs’ message through to policymakers.
“It was the opportunity we had, and we were going to seize it,” Lewis said.
Lewis has continued to provide a voice for CPAs and their clients and on Tuesday is scheduled to participate in a forum in Washington hosted by National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson. The session is one of a series around the country to gather insights from the public, preparers, and other stakeholders on the long-term operational plan the IRS refers to as its “future state initiative.”
Karl described some preliminary findings from both a recent “debriefing” meeting of members and a broader survey sent to all USCPA members following tax busy season that asked about telephone service, IRS correspondence, and other issues.
“One thing was crystal clear,” he said. “We heard from a lot of members that the delay in brokerage houses issuing [Form] 1099s, was a big problem this year,” one that the USCPA will look into further. Some members also indicated in comments in the survey that they saw growing challenges in resolving taxpayer identity theft this year, Karl said.
Lewis said he had testified twice before Congress during the past year to advocate that the IRS expand its identity protection personal identification number program, which currently is restricted to taxpayers who can prove they have been victimized by tax ID theft or reside in one of three pilot jurisdictions.
One success in taxpayer identity security for which CPAs can claim some credit is a new provision of the PATH Act passed in December (Division Q of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, P.L. 114-113) allowing truncation of Social Security numbers on Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Lewis said.
“Included in there was permission, finally, that we’ve been advocating for so long, to allow employers to truncate, just like a bank or anyone else, sensitive information on a taxpayer’s W-2,” Lewis said.
CPAs can also play a role in congressional tax reform, both men said. However, actual reform is hampered, they said, partly because political dynamics have thus far prevented broad reform—and will likely continue to do so during this presidential election year. Another aspect of the reform process is that Congress has tended to deploy previously floated proposals that raise revenue to offset spending, in a process known as “scoring.”
“It’s critical that we keep our eyes on previous proposals, even if their earlier passage failed,” Lewis said.