Hatch, Wyden Focus on IRS Reform

The top lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) are focusing on IRS reform. Currently, SFC Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are reviewing the House’s bipartisan IRS reform bills. In April, the House passed a package of bills that aim to restructure the IRS for the first time in 20 years.

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“The administrative reforms included in the House bills are a welcome step forward,” Hatch told Wolters Kluwer on May 11. Moreover, the Senate will likely draft its own IRS reform measure, using the House’s package as a starting point, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., told reporters earlier in the week. “I look forward to examining the [House] proposals in more detail and working with my colleagues in Congress to find a path forward that reflects both the House and Senate views,” Hatch told Wolters Kluwer.

Likewise, SFC ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is also participating in the Senate’s bipartisan IRS reform efforts. The ranking member “continues to review the House legislation,” a spokesperson for Wyden told Wolters Kluwer on May 11.

By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News Staff

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