Taxpayer Advocate Warns of ‘Pay to Play’ I.R.S. System

January 6, 2016 3:02 PM

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Taxpayer Advocate Warns of ‘Pay to Play’ I.R.S. System

Under pressure from Congress to do more with less, the Internal Revenue Service is planning to increase its reliance on technology and tax preparers. But this push threatens to create a “pay to play” system where the only taxpayers who will receive personalized service are those who can afford to pay for it, the agency’s taxpayer advocate warned.

The taxpayer advocate issued the warning as part of her annual report released on Wednesday.

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