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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood Bill Passes House as Part of IRS Reform Package

April 19, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Darin LaHood voted in favor of H.R. 5444 the Taxpayer First Act, which includes the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act introduced by Rep. LaHood earlier this year. The Taxpayer First Act is one of two bipartisan bills passed by the House as part of the biggest push to reform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in over 20 years.

“Constituents call into my office every day with complaints regarding the IRS, and it is clear to everyone that major changes must be made to the agency,” said Rep. LaHood. “As a member of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, my colleagues and I have been working on these bipartisan reforms to rebuild trust between taxpayers and the IRS. I am especially glad that it includes my bill to empower the Taxpayer Advocate Service so that it can better do its job and address systemic problems at the IRS, making it more effective and accountable. When people file their taxes, they should have confidence that their return will be processed fairly and that their information will be protected, and the Taxpayer First Act will help ensure that is the case.”

Watch Rep. LaHood’s floor speech in support of the Taxpayer First Act HERE.

In addition to the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act, the bills passed today include reforms that will ensure the IRS puts customer service first, that taxpayer information is protected, and that IRS technology is upgraded. You can read more about the bill HERE.

Rep. LaHood introduced H.R. 5342 the Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act to strengthen protections for taxpayers by requiring the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) to respond in a timely manner to Taxpayer Assistance Directives (TAD) issued by the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). You can read more about the bill HERE