In today’s Federal Newscast, after a delay, the White House publishes a memo allowing the defense secretary to to exclude civilian employees from current collective bargaining law.
Not many federal employees get to speak truth to power. But the taxpayer advocate at the IRS is required to.
With this year’s tax season set to start Monday, NTEU has renewed concerns that the IRS, after a decade of budget cuts, has fewer resources to tackle a growing workload.
In today’s Federal Newscast, fraudsters expanded their tactics to kick off 2020 and the Social Security Administration continues to be a top target.
The IRS implemented hundreds of recommendations Nina Olson made for administrative change, and 15 bills to implement her recommendations were signed into law.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study from the RAND Corporation shows it would cost the military more money to create new pilots, rather than trying to retain the ones it currently has.
In today’s Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation in the House would create a panel of cyber professionals to advise the Department of Homeland Security.
The five-week partial government shutdown couldn’t have come at a worse time for the IRS, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson had told Congress, but following a House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee hearing Thursday, she said she remains uncertain as to whether the shutdown’s impact would warrant pushing back this year’s filing season deadline.
The IRS is looking at ways to make paying back delinquent debts as easy as making a purchase through commonplace tools like Venmo, or Square’s credit-card readers that plug into smartphones.
Agency leadership held a conference call with members of the IRS Advisory Council on Feb. 13, a volunteer group 75 tax professionals, to get their input on tax administration issues. That session made up for a January meeting postponed under the lapse in funding.