"Worrying About the IRS's 'Future State,'" Accounting Today
In an article published on July 19, 2016, by Accounting Today, Vivian D. Hoard provides her opinion on the IRS’s Future State plan. The article details the concerns that consistently arose in public forums including the continuing trend away from person-to-person taxpayer services, the benefits and limitations of online accounts, and the lack of clarity around what will be offered as self-service online options. Ms. Hoard agrees with others in the opposition to the access of client information. “Taxpayers shouldn’t have to trust people who haven’t demonstrated proficiency in tax preparation,” Ms. Hoard said. “At least, if a preparer is governed by Circular 230 there would be sanctions–you want a preparer to be accountable.” For the full article, you may visit the Accounting Today website.