Full Committee Hearing

Bridging the Tax Gap

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Member Statements

  1.  Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2. Senator Max Baucus (D - MT)


Panel I

  1. The Honorable Raymond Wagner
    Member of the IRS Oversight Board
    Department of the Treasury
    Washington , DC
  2. Michael Brostek
    Director, Tax Issues, Strategic Issues Team
    United States Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC
  3. Pamela Gardiner
    Acting Inspector General
    Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
    Washington , DC
  4. Joseph Bankman
    Ralph M. Parsons Professor of Law and Business
    Stanford Law School
    Stanford , CA
  5. Dale Brown
    Taxpayer who engaged in an offshore tax shelter
    Incline Village , NV
  6. Anonymous Witness

Panel II

  1. Ms. Nina E. Olson
    National Taxpayer Advocate
    Internal Revenue Service
    Washington , DC
  2. The Honorable Mark Everson
    Internal Revenue Service
    Washington , D.C.
  3. Robert Morgenthau
    District Attorney
    New York County
    New York , NY
  4. Debbie Langsea
    California Franchise Tax Board
    Sacramento , CA
  5. Nick Godici
    Commissioner of Patents
    Department of Commerce
    Washington , DC

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