Got a question for the Internal Revenue Service that needs answering? Why not ask your local stakeholder liaison? Who’s that? They are IRS employees who are attempting to establish a relationship with those representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. The liaisons provide very specific information about the policies, practices, and procedures followed by the IRS.Take for example the Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS), a stakeholder liaison initiative intended to capture, develop, resolve, and respond to significant national and local stakeholder issues. Under the program, practititioners’ notify IRS of concerns about IRS policies, practices, and procedures, and IRS researches the issues to bring about resolution.

Here are examples of issues recently resolved:

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