On October 28, the 30th Annual Tax Controversy Institute conference, Karen Hawkins, Director of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) urged for legislation to strengthen Circular 230. Showing her concern on Circular 230 being chipped away by practitioners, Hawkins commented on Ridgely v. Lew, No. 1:12-cv-00565 (D.D.C. 2014), and Davis v. IRS, No. 1:14-cv-00261 (N.D. Ohio 2014), saying that the recent litigations unvailed the split between roles OPR and e-filing Office within IRS and detailed legislation is thus needed to clarify rules within IRS and strengthen Circular 230.

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Posted by Jiaqi Wang, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal