W&M Hearing: Understanding the Tax Gap and Taxpayer Noncompliance

On 9 May 2019, the House Ways and Means (“W&M”) Chairman Richard E. Neal held a hearing titled “Understanding the Tax Gap and Taxpayer Noncompliance.” (Link). The four witnesses’ testimonies can be found on the W&M website:

  • The Honorable J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) testimony (Link)
  • James R. McTigue, Director, Tax Issues, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) testimony (Link)
  • Benjamin Herndon, Chief Research and Analytics Officer, IRS testimony (Link)
  • Kenneth Wood Former IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS testimony (Link)

A record of the hearing can be viewed on the W&M Youtube Channel (Link). The discussion regarding the non-compliance of Americans overseas including Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) starts at 2:45:00 (Link).

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