House approves IRS reform bills
The House voted Wednesday to pass bipartisan legislation to modernize the Internal Revenue Service’s information technology systems, a day after a computer crash temporarily suspended processing of tax returns on the date of the filing deadline.
The bill would also improve cybersecurity at the IRS and taxpayer identity protection. A related bill would improve taxpayer service at the IRS, and it passed 411 to 0. They were part of a package of bipartisan bills the House began taking up and voting to approve Tuesday, and most of them passed on an overwhelming basis. The Taxpayer First Act passed by a vote of 414 to 0, while the 21st Century IRS Act passed on a 414 to 3 vote. Read more on Accounting Today.