Taxpayer First Act to improve IRS interactions

October 19, 2019

A new law, signed this summer, is going to change the way practitioners interact with the IRS.

The Taxpayer First Act (TFA), P.L. 116-25, is an attempt to make the IRS more taxpayer-friendly in terms of enforcement, appeals and customer service. The TFA includes a range of provisions that enhance the agency’s efforts regarding cybersecurity and identity theft.

The TFA also addresses issues regarding the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and makes changes relating to collections and other important areas. Some amendments will not be effective until after Dec. 31, 2020. Practitioners are urged to review the law.

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