IRS Doesn't Want to See Circular 230 ‘Garbage' at Bottom of E-Mails

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Internal Revenue Service officials said they were happy to bid adieu to the omnipresent yet misused IRS Circular 230 disclaimer at the bottom of practitioner e-mails, and cautioned practitioners that continued inclusion of the disclaimer will be considered a misstatement.

“I'm here to tell you to get that jurat, that disclaimer, off your e-mails. It's no longer necessary,” Karen L. Hawkins, director of IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, told practitioners at a June 20 tax conference sponsored by the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies in New York.
The IRS's chief counsel, William J. Wilkins, seconded that statement, telling practitioners in a keynote address that the “Circular 230 legend is not merely dead, it's really most sincerely dead. So please omit.”

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