Saturday, July 25, 2009


The Internal Revenue Service is inviting the public to submit comments on the regulation of tax preparers.

“We are casting the widest net possible by seeking comment from not only tax preparers and the industry but also from the general public,” announced IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman. “All ideas are welcome at the table.”

I previously reported that two panel discussions involving representatives of consumer groups and tax professional organizations will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building amphitheater in Washington DC starting at 9 a.m. on July 30. Anyone interested in attending should confirm attendance by sending an e-mail message to:

Comments should be submitted to CCPA:LPD:PR (Notice 2009-60), Room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044. Comments may also be e-mailed to:

I sent my comments directly to Commissioner Shulman a month ago and received a response from a “flunky” acknowledging receipt and telling me that it was being passed on to some lower-level person.


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