Washington (Oct. 23, 2003) -- Survey responses from CPAs nationwide indicate a majority of them believe that the Internal Revenue Service is shirking its commitment to the Offer In Compromise program.

The results were revealed in a letter from the American Institute of CPAs' Tax Executive Committee to Dale Hart, commissioner of the IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division. In the letter, Robert Zarzar, chair of the committee, noted that despite stated policy and legislative provisions that call for more flexibility and greater ease for taxpayers to enter OIC agreements, IRS employees are not implementing the policy.

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