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Taxpayers first? Well, maybe. But payroll first? No.

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Alice Gilman

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It’s a rare occurrence these days when a tax bill sails through the House of Representatives without partisan rancor. Rarer still is wholesale acceptance of that bill in the Senate, which is usually where tax bills from the House usually go to die ignominious deaths.

The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (H.R. 1957), however, may be the exception to the rule.

TFA19 deals mostly with updating and modernizing the IRS. The bill would implement various IRS reforms, including establishing an Independent Office of Appeals, making changes aimed at improving taxpayer service, reforming rules related to enforcement, modernizing agency structure and technology and providing better cybersecurity and identity protection.

All of that’s good, but several key payroll-related provisions may not be so easy to swallow.

There are some potential non-payroll hitches in the Senate, primarily involving the IRS’ Free File program. In addition, s...(register to read more)

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