The reasoning might be sound in the latest recommendations brought forward by the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel , but huge questions remain over how any of the panel's latest handful of suggestions might actually be executed.

Of course, strictly speaking, that's not the chief concern of the panel, which was established in October 2002 as a way of improving the Internal Revenue Service's response to taxpayer needs. This year, the citizen panel tackled the Section 7216 regulations or tax preparers as well as the future of the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.

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