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FICPA calls on lawmakers to support IRS tax filing relief

Earlier this week, the FICPA contacted all members of the Florida Congressional Delegation to ask for their signatures on a bipartisan letter asking the U.S. Treasury Department to improve this year’s tax filing season process. The letter, sponsored by U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood and Linda Sanchez, and U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Bill Cassidy, outlines five steps for the Treasury to take to provide immediate relief for taxpayers and practitioners.  

  • Halt automated collections from now until at least 90 days after April 18, 2022 
  • Delay the collection process for filers until any active and pending penalty abatement requests have been processed 
  • Streamline the reasonable cause penalty abatement process for taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic without the need for written correspondence   
  • Provide targeted tax penalty relief for taxpayers who paid at least 70 percent of the tax due for the 2020 and 2021 tax years 
  • Expedite processing of amended returns and provide Tax Advocate Service (TAS) and congressional caseworkers with timely responses 

These Congressmen and Congresswomen already have championed the letter. We appreciate their support of the CPA profession and the taxpayers of Florida. 

  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis 
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (*Co-lead) 
  • Rep. Kat Cammack 
  • Rep. Charlie Crist 
  • Rep. Scott Franklin 
  • Rep. Carlos Gimenez 
  • Rep. Bill Posey 
  • Rep. John Rutherford 
  • Rep. Maria Salazar 
  • Rep. Michael Waltz 
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Rep. Daniel Webster 

Click here to read the full letter.

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