Congress, not the Internal Revenue Service, is to blame for the recently announced postponement of the beginning of next year’s tax season, according to the National Conference of CPA Practitioners -- and it called on the legislative branch to take quick action to prevent further delays.

Speaking at a dinner celebrating the organization’s 35th anniversary, NCCPAP’s president, Ed Caine, said, “The IRS announced the delay, but the American public understands that it is Congress calling the shots. We believe Congress is handicapping the IRS’s ability to serve its two major stakeholders: the general public and the federal government.  We believe cutting off the government’s income supply could be devastating and in order to avert significant economic effects, the IRS must stay open as usual.”  

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