Right on time for the conclusion of tax season, the House has passed a bill that promises to make tax preparation easier, while also repealing the IRS Private Debt Collection Program.

The House approved the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008 by a vote of 238 to 179. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis, D-Ga., introduced the bill.

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