FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 1997 Contact: Lisa McHenry (202) 225-7004
Washington, D.C. - Majority Leader Richard K. Armey will testify
before the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue
Service on Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 a.m. in room 562 Dirksen
Senate Office Building. The Commission will also meet on Thursday,
February 27 at 9:00 a.m. in room G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
The Commission is jointly chaired by Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska)
and Congressman Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
The meeting on the 26th will focus on taxpayers' rights,
and how these rights affect various functions of the IRS. Representatives
from both the public and private sector will discuss the Taxpayer
Bill of Rights I and II, the quality of the audit and collection
functions of the IRS, and the right of the taxpayer to redress
against the IRS for civil violations.
On the 27th, the Commission will discuss the technological
problems of the century date change. The century date change
refers to the problem most computer systems will have in referring
to dates after January 1, 2000, and is probably the most pressing
technological issue facing the IRS today. The Commission will
also review alternative governance models and organizational structures
available for an organization like the IRS.
For an agenda of the meetings on February 26 and 27, please contact
Lisa McHenry at (202) 225-7004.