December 12,2007

Grassley Seeks GAO Post-mortem of Tax Filing Season Fiasco

Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Committee on Finance, today asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to analyze the upcoming tax filing season impact of the Democratic-led Congress’ failure to enact Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) relief so far this year. The IRS has warned of serious problems for taxpayers, compounded as the delay worsens. Grassley made the following comment on his request.

“This ping-pong game is just making the filing season a bigger fiasco by the day. Every day’s delay by House Democrats means hundreds of thousands more taxpayers will have hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds delayed. The House leaders needs to face the music and pass a clean AMT bill. I’m asking the GAO for an accounting of the impact of the delay on taxpayers so a few months from now, we’ll all understand the consequences of fooling around with the filing season.”