AICPA Meets with Acting IRS Commissioner

December 20, 2012

Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven T. Miller met with members and staff of the American Institute of CPAs at IRS headquarters on Dec. 3, 2012 as part of the Institute’s ongoing commitment to work collaboratively with the IRS on behalf of tax practitioners and the nation’s taxpayers.

AICPA Chairman Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Tax Executive Committee Chairman Jeffrey A. Porter, CPA, AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, AICPA Tax Vice President Edward S. Karl, CPA and AICPA Director of Tax Melissa M. Labant, CPA attended the meeting with Miller.

During the meeting, the AICPA officials and Miller spoke about the IRS’s preparation for “Fiscal Cliff” tax issues and the possibility that Congress might pass legislation that would make the tax extender provisions that expired at the end of 2011 effective retroactively for 2012.

The group also discussed privacy issues related to the PTIN data base and Freedom of Information Act requests and such tax season issues as capital gains reporting. 

"The AICPA has been committed to improving the tax administrative process for years, and we appreciate Mr. Miller's openness to the AICPA's suggestions," Karl said.

For resources and current information about the Fiscal Cliff, the AICPA created a dedicated web page for AICPA members to help them navigate the uncertainty.  A Journal of Accountancy web page offers news articles and other information about the Fiscal Cliff.