FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 1997 Contact: Lisa McHenry (202) 225-7004
Washington, D.C. - The National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service will conduct a two-day public meeting on January 30 and 31, 1997, in room 2168 Rayburn House Office Building beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Commission is jointly chaired by Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Nebraska) and Congressman Rob Portman (R-Ohio).
The meeting will focus on the application of technology to returns processing, information access, and the IRS' business operations. Other topics to be discussed include the current IRS governance and oversight arrangements and best practices in tax administration. Witnesses before the Commission on January 30 include:
Best Practices in Tax Administration and Modernization Peter Simpson, Second Commissioner for the Australian Taxation Office Harley Duncan, Executive Director of the Federation of Tax Administrators Application of Technology to Returns Processing John Dalrymple, IRS Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy Chief, Taxpayer Services Frank Salizoni, President and CEO, H&R Block Joe Lane, National Association of Enrolled Agents John R. Galvin, Vice President, Tax Related Products, Banc One Application of Technology to Improve Information Access Arthur Gross, IRS Chief Information Officer Professor Mary Lacity, University of Missouri Professor Leslie Willcocks, Templeton College, Oxford University Jerry Barloco, USAA Dan Schutzer, Citicorp
The panelists on January 31 will be:
Technical Management of Technology Arthur Gross, IRS Chief Information Officer Chris Hoenig, General Accounting Office Professor Leslie Willcocks, Templeton College, Oxford University Current IRS Governance and Oversight Arrangements Scout Gould, Deputy Asst. Secretary of Administration, Department of Treasury Margaret Milner Richardson, IRS Commissioner Potential Congressional Witnesses