Full Committee Hearing

Deconstructing the Tax Code: Uncollected Taxes and Issues of Transparency

Date: September 26, 2006
Time: 2:30pm
Location: Senate Diksen Building, SD-342
Agenda:

This hearing will highlight the 2006 updated estimate of the tax gap by the IRS; examine IRS efforts to close the tax gap as well as legislative solutions to increase taxpayer compliance; and explore the transparency of the tax code.

Witnesses

Panel 1

The Honorable

Mark

Everson

Commissioner

Internal Revenue Service

Panel 2

Russell

George

Treasury Inspector General

Tax Administration (TIGTA)

Panel 2

Nina

Olson

National Taxpayer Advocate

Internal Revenue Service

Panel 2

Jay

Soled

Professor

Rutgers University

Panel 3

Stephen

Entin

President and Executive Director

IRET

Panel 3

Jason

Furman

Visiting Scholar

New York University

Panel 3

Neal

Boortz

co-author

The Fair Tax Book