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IRS RI/MA Practitioner Meeting Notes From 10/19 at 8AM

26 Oct 2022 2:29 PM | MaSEA Staff (Administrator)

Anyone who wants to be on the mailing list to participate in the next RI/MA meeting should email Jill Maniacci. The IRS wants practitioner feedback from everyone. Your experience and success when working with the IRS is valued.  Please send questions, concerns and suggestions to Jill.A.Maniacci@IRS.gov

Maggie Romaniello, Margaret.A.Romaniello@IRS.gov, 860-594-9016, Area 2 Manager Stakeholder Field Communications & Liaison offered at least items

  1. Online self-help tools are available to help practitioners. Utilize the new and improved online 2848 submission, transcript delivery, and installment agreement services. Practitioners have reacted very favorably to the online upload of Power Attorney, Form 2848, feature.
  2. Find the latest IRS operations updates at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue. Bookmark this page and make it one of your favorites.
  3. Maggie shared an article by the outgoing IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. His five year term expires in mid-Novembers of this year. Some highlights are…
  • More than 50,000 IRS employees, hired in the 70’s, are retiring over the next few years
  • The majority of new hires will staff the phone lines.
  • Criminal Investigations expects to hire about 300 people.
  • More than 97% of IRS employees do not carry a gun.
  • Taxpayers with income from w-2’s and 1099;s are by far the most compliant
  • The increased funding is spread out over 10 years.
  • The current IRS staffing level is 2/3’s what it was in 1992.

Bob Allen & Dee Woodward, Massachusetts Local Taxpayer IRS Advocates, are available to resolve individual taxpayer problems that are not handled properly or timely. Taxpayers have the right to quality service. Fax form 911 to Andover at 855-807-9700 or Boston at 855-836-9625. Bob mentioned he saw an uptick of issues about tax returns of deceased taxpayers. He reminded tax preparers that in the case of a single taxpayer to submit form 1310, the court appointed personal represented appointment, and a copy of the death certificate. In the case of a surviving spouse the IRS is supposed to process the return without delay.

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