US House Ways & Means meets up with IRS Commissioner Rettig

Just a quick announcement that the Oversight Subcommittee of the US House Ways & Means Committee will meet with the IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET. The purposes of this meeting is to get a better understanding of the 2022 tax return filing season.

There will be a lot to talk about. The IRS is still behind by millions of tax returns from 2020 and millions of pieces of mail that have been sent to them. Some of this mail are tax returns, while other pieces of mail are responses to IRS notices, payments, and tax elections. Many pieces of this mail are very time-sensitive because tax laws require them to be filed by specific dates or because the IRS notices give a specific date. Let’s hope this issue comes up and Rettig has a reasonable answer on how he’s going to fix this problem.

Let’s face it, the IRS keeps asking for our patience as they work through their backlog. I get it! Everyone in the tax world feels behind and overwhelmed. What I don’t get is that the IRS want your patience but won’t offer YOU any of their patience. If anything, the Oversight Subcommittee to hold Rettig’s feet to the fire on why he should receive our patience yet he won’t afford the same courtesy to American taxpayers.

Here’s a link to site for viewing the meeting: https://waysandmeans.house.gov/legislation/hearings/oversight-subcommittee-hearing-irs-commissioner-rettig-2022-filing-season and on YouTube here.

If you’re interested in contacting the members of this committee, here they are:
https://waysandmeans.house.gov/subcommittees/oversight-117th-congress

ChairRanking Member
Bill Pascrell – NJTom Rice – SC
Democratic MembersRepublican Members
Thomas Suozzi – NYJackie Walorski – IN
Judy Chu – CAGregory Murphy – NC
Bradley Schneider – ILDrew Ferguson – GA
Stacey Plaskett – VICarol Miller – WV
Lloyd Doggett – TX
Dwight Evans – PA
Steven Horsford – NV