The National Society of Accountants is worried about the impact of the budget cuts on the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to send out tax refunds and help taxpayers, and is sending a letter to the chairman of the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee to outline its concerns.
The group wrote Monday to Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., who chairs the subcommittee overseeing IRS funding. Earlier this month, Congress passed the 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which cut IRS funding from $11.8 billion in fiscal year 2013 down to $11.3 billion in FY 2014, the lowest budget since 2008. The NSA is worried that it will become even more difficult to reach an IRS assistor on the phone and tax refunds may be delayed.
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