The National Society of Accountants has met with officials at the Internal Revenue Service to try to persuade the IRS not to close down its Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution e-Services.

The IRS announced plans earlier this month to retire the two online applications on Aug. 11, citing low usage and budget cuts as the reason (see IRS to Shut Down Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution Apps). However, many tax professionals have reacted with dismay, saying they rely on the services and find them more efficient to use than calling the IRS’s customer service lines for help.

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