alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board member Mark Everson recently published an article for CPA Journal where he discusses an unprecedented 2019 tax filing season.
In the article, Everson discusses how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is handling this filing season in the aftermath of the government shutdown and the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
“For the IRS, the federal government shutdown (December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019) could not have come at a more telling moment, right in the midst of staffing up and training the seasonal employees who process returns, and conducting the final tests of the processing routines and numerous interfaces in its complex IT systems,” Everson wrote.
Everson also discusses the two concerns that kept him up at night when he was IRS Commissioner, a botched filing season and the possibility of a massive data breach, and how the agency is dealing with these concerns today.
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