The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel has sent the Internal Revenue Service recommendations for easing taxpayer burdens in five areas.In a 12-page report dated Aug. 18, the panel made the following suggestions:
* Sec. 7216 regulations. The panel said that it supports proposed changes to regulations that allow for criminal sanctions when a person involved in tax prep "knowingly or recklessly" discloses taxpayer data. However, the panel believes that regulations should be put in place to ensure that the preparer provides informed consent, especially where outsourcing is used.
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