Toward an Effective, Inclusive & Trusted IRS

— An In-person & Live-streamed Conference  —
13 September 2023
Washington DC & Zoom


In August 2022, Congress enacted the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Public Law 117-169, which provides for $80 billion (recently reduced to about $60 billion) in funding over a ten year period to enhance Internal Revenue Service (IRS) resources and improve taxpayer compliance.  While some of this funding may be reduced in future appropriations bills, there is no doubt that the IRS needs a major investment in cash and expertise to transform itself from a mid-20th century tax administration to one that reflects the meets the needs of today’s taxpayers and the economy they operate in.

Over the spring and summer of 2023, the Center for Taxpayer Rights held a series of Tax Chats! with experts from the private, academic, nonprofit, and government sectors that explored various aspects of tax administration.  These Chats! have helped provide a context for the type of transformation necessary to bring the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into the 21st century and not only improve its revenue collection practices but also its taxpayer service and benefits delivery practices.

The Tax Chat! series is culminating in a day-long conference, held in-person in Washington DC and live-streamed via Zoom, at which we will explore key themes, including:

  • the balance between service and enforcement;
  • increasing transparency of and public participation in IRS rulemaking and policy-making;
  • the IRS research agenda of the future; and
  • digitalization and the digital divide.

We are honored to have IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel as our keynote speaker.

The conference is free of charge but you must register in order to attend in person or to receive the link to the live-streamed chat. 

The Transforming Tax Administration conference and Tax Chat!  series is made possible by the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.  We are also extremely grateful to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for contributing the use of their conference space and audio-visual team.

Please Note:  By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the conference terms and conditions, which can be accessed here.

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