535Apr 25, 2013
IRS Operations and 2013 Tax Return Filings
Steven Miller testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2013 tax return filing season.
415Oct 22, 2009
First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit
Witnesses testified about a $8,000 dollar tax credit for first-time home buyers, which Congress is considering extending beyond the end of the current year. A report by the inspector general ...
267Mar 22, 2012
2012 Tax Filing Season
Douglas Shulman testified on the 2012 tax return filing season, the IRS budget, and IRS operations in general.
154Sep 24, 2008
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
A hearing was held on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), which provides basic pension benefits to workers if an employer is unable to pay those benefits. In 2007 it was reported ...
127Feb 26, 2009
Internal Revenue Service Assistance for Taxpayers
Nina Olson testified about assistance available from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to taxpayers experiencing economic difficulties. She also talked about about her report on the potential ...
108Jul 24, 1997
Subcommittee members met for the first in a series of hearings to hear testimony on the bipartisan, bicameral National Commission on Restructuring the IRS report. Members of the commission and ...
95Oct 4, 2007
The Trade Subcommittee and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee held a joint hearing on import safety, focusing on current measures to ensure the safety of food and consumer ...
95Nov 20, 2003
Non-Profit Credit Counseling
Testimony was heard about the activities of consumer credit counseling agencies because of reports that many of the more recently established organizations abuse their non-profit status, offer ...
84Jun 19, 2008
Economic Stimulus Payments
Nina Olson and other government officials testified about the status of the economic stimulus payments. Related topics included problems experienced by individuals eligible for rebate checks, ...
77Dec 13, 2005
Response of Charities to Hurricane Katrina
Two panels of witnesses testified at a hearing about relief services provided by charitable organizations. They also discussed areas where service delivery, preparedness, and coordination could ...
74Mar 13, 2008
Internal Revenue Operations and Fiscal 2009 Budget
Witnesses testified about the 2008 tax return filing season, Internal Revenue Service operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual ...
63May 20, 1999
U.S. Customs Service Passenger Inspections
Ms. Buritica and Ms. Denson testified that they were detained by
Customs agents, strip-searched and forced to consume laxatives when
returning to the U.S. They said that they ...
58Jul 15, 2004
IRS Tip Income Enforcement
Witnesses testified regarding Internal Revenue Service efforts to collect taxes on tip income. Among the topics addressed were the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment program, the aggregate ...
57Apr 22, 1993
Texas Cult Standoff
The subcommittee heard testimony from Mr. Higgins and other representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on the bureau’s actions regarding recent events near Waco, ...
44Mar 27, 1995
Tax Policy for Former Citizens
Committee members heard testimony about an administration tax proposal for those who renounce their U.S. citizenship. The new plan would treat all former citizens' assets as if they had been ...
43May 14, 2002
Tax Exemption Requirements
Witnesses testified about proposed changes in tax law to allow more latitude for religious and charitable organizations to lobby for various programs.
40Mar 30, 2004
Internal Revenue Service Budget
Witnesses testified about the Internal Revenue Service budget and tax filing issues. Among the issues they addressed were auditing for tax evasion, funding for enforcement measures, and ...
38Feb 27, 1995
IRS Budget and Tax Fraud
Committee members heard testimony about the internal revenue service budget and tax fraud. Some of the issues discussed included computerizing the system, customer service, and fraudulent tax ...
26Mar 24, 1995
Taxpayer Rights Review
The subcommittee heard suggestions for the development of a new version of the 1988 Taxpayer Bill of Rights to assure responsible collection of taxes by the Internal Revenue Service.
25Sep 20, 1990
Federal Money Laundering Laws
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight conducted a hearing to review the business community’s compliance with federal money laundering laws. Over the past year the House Ways ...
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