John Koskinen

Tax

IRS Moves Ahead with Voluntary Preparer Certification Plan

The IRS announced a new program on Thursday that will allow paid tax return preparers to receive certification if they voluntarily complete certain continuing education requirements.
Tax

IRS Chief Highlights Changes to Offshore Disclosure Initiative

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen outlined a number of changes to the agency's Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program on Wednesday, which he believes will lead to a surge in US taxpayers coming forward to report on undisclosed foreign accounts.
Tax

Koskinen Calls on Congress to Give IRS Oversight of Tax Return Preparers

During a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday morning, the head of the IRS urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would authorize the agency to regulate the nation’s estimated 600,000 to 700,000 paid tax return preparers.
Tax

Tax Returns Keep Rolling In to the IRS

The IRS noted last Thursday that, as of February 21, it has received nearly 49.6 million individual income tax returns – about one-third of the amount the nation’s tax-collection agency projected before the start of the 2014 filing season on January 31.
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Senate Confirms John Koskinen as Next IRS Commissioner

By a vote of fifty-nine to thirty-six, the Senate on December 20 confirmed John Koskinen as the next commissioner of the IRS, thus giving the embattled agency its first permanent chief since Douglas Shulman in 2012.
Tax

Rebuilding Public's Trust in IRS Top of Mind for Koskinen

During his confirmation hearing before members of the Senate Finance Committee, John Koskinen pledged that if he is confirmed as the next commissioner of the IRS, he would make the tax agency "the most effective, admired, and well-run agency in government."
Tax

Obama Nominates John Koskinen as Next IRS Commissioner

President Obama on August 1 nominated John Koskinen as the next commissioner of the embattled IRS. The president tapped the retired Koskinen because of his ability to lead an organization out of a crisis.