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Legislative Branch

Ignore Emancipation Day

Revise the Internal Revenue Code to ignore D.C. Emancipation Day. In 2011, D.C. Emancipation day, April 16, falls on a Saturday, so it will be observed on Friday, April 15. The Internal Revenue Code allows returns and payments otherwise due on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday to be treated as timely if made on the next business day. Because the Internal Revenue Code arbitrarily defines a holiday as any holiday in Washington... more »

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Department of the Treasury

energy

I suggest you... I work in the Cincinnati Service Center and suggest that instead of having a swing shift Monday thru Friday, that they should let them work the same days as data and receipt and control--Sunday thru Thursday. This way on Friday evenings they can shut down most of the building except for the few guards that they need. They will save on electric, heat and air conditioning, water.I worked on swing and... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Save Paper Use Electronic Workpapers

Currently when I close out an issue to a Revenue Agent. I am required to print out all workpapers. Workpapers are uploaded to our IMS system and we burn a CD with all our workpapers. Printing them is wasteful and not enivormentally sound. When this idea has been pitched to IRS Management, the answer is printing is required by the manual. I don't believe that is true, all workpapers are to be included in the file,... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Qualify tax cuts for businesses, stimulate the private economy in bipartisan fashion.

Since the IRS is not an available category, my suggestion is this:
Rather than giving tax cut to businesses on the correct assumption that they will create more jobs as a result, and rather than increasing taxes on businesses to increase social services, qualify the tax cuts. By "qualify," I mean require a proportionate percentage of thier workforce to be hired in order for the businesses to qualify for the tax cuts.... more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS.gov Taxpayer eAccount

I suggest that all Taxpayers should have an IRS.gov eAccount. Taxpayers will be able to see a history of letters sent to them by the IRS, and refund information. Also the Taxpayers will be able to change their postal address and submit payments with their credit cards or bank accounts. This is a Facebook/Twitter/eMail generation. The IRS will saved milions of dolars in postage by giving acces to current and previous letters... more »

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DIGITAL IMAGES/FASTER REFUNDS

I suggest that we use the digital imaging system already available to the IRS in order to provide better feedback to the taxpayers and help them resolve their cases. Currently when a taxpayer calls the toll free line to ask if their documents were received, we have to tell them to wait 30 days from when they sent their documents for an answer in the mail as we have no way of knowing if their documents were received even... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Save IT Training Dollars

I suggest you...Save IT Training dollars by implementing training labs. These labs would allow IT Specialists to practice and enhance their skills after completing training courses. The employees would get more out of the training and would reduce the costs of taking a course multiple times. Currently, employees are trained on particular software or a language either in-house or at an outside training facility. Due... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Online Financial Statement

Help taxpayers who owe substantial tax balances. Develop a Form 433-F that feeds online into a database that can be retrieved by a customer representative who can review verifiable entries and save time having to conduct a complete a full interview of income and expenses when the taxpayer can help with some of the entries on their own time. It will save time for the agency and help with compliance and allow for the taxpayer... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Keeping The Public's Trust

If the IRS is charged with protecting and safeguarding the public's private information, wHY does THE IRS SENDS OUT NOTICES SHOWING THE taxpayer's FULL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, EXPOSING THEM TO POTENTIAL FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT WHEN THE NOTICES ARE MISDIRECTED WHEN IF IT WERE A BLANK TAX FORM, THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS EXCLUDED FROM THE MAILING LABEL ALTOGETHER. I suggest that the IRS discontinue the practice of... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Tax Return Automation

I believe the manner in which we (the IRS) receive, track and process manual (paper) tax returns is antiquated. With these returns passing through so many hands, there is a huge margin for human error; however, if the tax returns were bar-coded upon receipt and these bar codes were scanned throughout each step of the process (especially now that returns are sent throughout the nation regardless of where they are filed),... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate Filing for Low Income

The government already collects earnings data for all low-income individuals. This data should be submitted and inputted via an electronic system. Once this is done, data regarding children and marital status can also been confirmed electronically. There is no reason why the IRS cannot complete these simple returns, including incomes from Social Security, pensions, dividends, savings accounts, and especially W2s, and... more »

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