Full Committee Hearing

Protecting Taxpayers from Incompetent and Unethical Return Preparers

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirsken Senate Office Building

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Member Statements

  1.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)
  2.  Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)


Panel One

  1. The Honorable John Koskinen
    Internal Revenue Service
    Washington , DC
  2. Ms. Nina E. Olson
    National Taxpayer Advocate
    Internal Revenue Service
    Washington , DC

Panel Two

  1. Mr. James R. McTigue Jr.
    Director, Tax Policy and Administration
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC
  2. Mr. Wayne A. McElrath
    Director, Investigative Services
    Government Accountability Office
    Washington , DC
  3. Mr. William Cobb
    President & CEO
    H&R Block
    Kansas City , MO
  4. Ms. Janis Salisbury
    Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners
    Oregon City , OR
  5. Dr. John Barrick
    Associate Professor
    Brigham Young University
    Provo , UT
  6. Ms. Chi Chi Wu
    Staff Attorney
    National Consumer Law Center
    Boston , MA
  7. Mr. Dan Alban
    Institute for Justice
    Arlington , VA

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