The Internal Revenue Service can use the efforts of CPAs and other tax practitioners as a springboard to leverage IRS initiatives to improve taxpayer compliance, Tom Purcell, chair of the American Institute of CPAs' Tax Executive Committee, told the IRS Oversight Board.

"We view pro bono activities by tax practitioners as one of the best opportunities for the service to leverage its resources and, at the same time, foster an increase in tax compliance," Purcell said this week.

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