The current tax reform proposals contain few provisions primarily addressing the IRS—but such reforms could come later in a separate bill. The 2016 House Republican plan would have divided the agency into three major units—one for individual tax issues, one for business issues, and an independent small claims court—but if that path is followed, important questions remain. Will there be IRS enforcement units (Examination and Collection)? What will happen to Chief Counsel and the Tax Court? Will there be a private letter ruling process? Will the IRS continue to regulate exempt organizations? Where does the Taxpayer Advocate Service fit in?


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Tax Reporter Allyson Versprille appeared on Politics, Policy and Power to discuss the six major issues standing in the way of President-elect Trump’s proposed changes to the estate tax.