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IRS requests comments on expanding tax certainty and issue resolution programs for business taxpayers

Posted by: Zaher Fallahi
Posted On: Oct 29, 2023

IR-2023-171, Sept. 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting comments from taxpayers and advisors about improving and expanding tax certainty and issue resolution options for business taxpayers.

The IRS Strategic Operating Plan, under Initiative 2.4, highlights a commitment to enabling taxpayers to resolve potential compliance issues up front, through expanded pre-filing and tax certainty programs.

To achieve this, the IRS is evaluating current tax certainty programs and tools to determine potential enhancements that would enable faster resolution of taxpayer issues and a reduction in post-filing compliance activities for participating taxpayers. The IRS is also evaluating the value of new or alternative programs to advance tax certainty and issue resolution for business taxpayers of all sizes.

The IRS presently has a number of tax certainty and issue resolution programs applicable for a variety of taxpayers and issues, such as, Dispute Prevention and Resolution for Large Business and International Taxpayers, the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) and the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP).

Request for Comments

The IRS is requesting comments and feedback on opportunities to expand and enhance tax certainty and issue resolution across the entire business taxpayer population, whether it’s by enhancing existing programs and tools or developing new ones. While this initial request is focused on business taxpayers, the IRS’ effort in this space will not be limited to one taxpayer segment. Taxpayers and representatives are welcome to submit comments in response to this announcement by emailing LBI.SOP.Initiative.Feedback@irs.gov by March 31, 2024. Stakeholder feedback is critical to the success of these efforts.

Specific comments are requested on:

In addition to the general request for comments above, we invite feedback on the programs and suggestions identified below:

It should be noted that this invitation for feedback is separate from the invitation announced on July 27, 2023, to submit feedback to help IRS improve post filing alternative dispute resolution programs.

End of IRS Press Release

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