Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

During the week of February 4, Bipartisan senators introduced a bill to reduce excise taxes and regulations for the U.S. craft beverage industry. The IRS warned taxpayers about unethical tax return preparers. The treasury published a current list of countries that require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott.

Congress

Bipartisan senators introduced a bill specifically tailored to reduce excise taxes and regulations for the U.S. craft beverage industry, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/07, C.1).

Treasury

International Boycott. The Treasury Department published a current list of countries that require or may require participation in, or cooperation with, an international boycott, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/06, T.1).

IRS

Unethical Return Preparers. The IRS warned taxpayers about unethical tax return preparers, (IR-2019-9; TAXDAY, 2019/02/08, I.1).

Chief Counsel Notice. The Chief Counsel Office announced a change of name, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/08, I.2).

Disaster Relief. The president declared a federal disaster area in Alaska due to an earthquake which took place on November 30, 2018, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/07, I.1).

Information Letters. The IRS National Office released IRS information letters, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/06, I.1).

FAQs. The IRS updated FAQs on Collection Resumption and more, (TAXDAY, 2019/02/05, I.1).

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