House Approves Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act

The House passed the Taxpayer Assistance and Simplification Act of 2008 by a vote of 238 to 179. The bill repeals the IRS Private Debt Collector program and eliminates special requirements for individuals to keep detailed records of calls made on employer-provided cell phones, stops federal contractors from using foreign subsidiaries to evade Social Security and other employment taxes, along with other provisions.

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