IRS Customer Service Will Get Even Worse This Tax Filing Season, Tax Chief Warns

Lisa Rein writes about remarks by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, in which he suggests IRS customer service will be worse during the upcoming tax filling season. The article begins as follows:

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that taxpayers should expect customer service to “get worse” during the upcoming filing season unless Congress boosts the agency’s budget — worse, that is, than the new low set last year.

“With the budget the Senate and House are proposing, service will get worse if you can imagine that,” Koskinen told hundreds of tax professionals gathered in Washington for a national conference.

He also delivered some grim new statistics to the crowd: After five years of budget cuts, the IRS conducted just 1.2 million individual audits this year, the lowest level in 11 years.

Read the full article from the Washington Post here.

Posted by Logan Davis, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.