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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 16:20:39 -0800
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
To: "New Republican Discussion List" <repub-d@u.washington.edu>
Subject: SLS: Rubin 'disturbed' by IRS violations

... about as seriously disturbed as he was
when the neighbor's dog relieved itself
on the recently polished chrome wire wheel
of Rubin's Porsche Carrera convertible.

/s/ Paul Mitchell,
Candidate for Congress

At 02:23 PM 12/13/97 +0000, you wrote:
>From:          Mike Moxley 
>Subject:       piml] Rubin `disturbed' by IRS violations
>Rubin `disturbed' by IRS violations
>Associated Press
>Angered by Internal Revenue Service practices that could have led to
>taxpayer mistreatment, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin promises strong
>action after an agency report found the use of enforcement quotas in the
>Arkansas-Oklahoma office.
>``I am seriously disturbed ... that an emphasis on statistical goals and
>expectations could have affected taxpayers' rights to fair treatment and
>employees' rights to a fair evaluation system,'' he said in a statement
>The IRS report was promised by agency officials in September as they
>endured searing criticism at Senate hearings. It found the
>Arkansas-Oklahoma office's practice of evaluating its agents by the
>seizures and levies they made was unfair to both taxpayers and the agents.
>It laid the blame for the policy on a ``service-wide climate.''
>``This is an unacceptable finding and one that demands strong action,'' Rub
>in said.
>The IRS, in a statement summarizing its report, found an ``over-emphasis on
>productivity'' and that ``the district's goals and performance expectations
>are focused heavily on specific statistical targets.''
>This ``may have caused some employees to make sometimes serious mistakes of
>judgment'' and ``take questionable actions,'' it said.
>Rubin did not specify what ``strong action'' would be taken, but he said
>steps announced last week by the new IRS commissioner, Charles O. Rossotti,
>were significant and ``an appropriate first response.''
>Rossotti, who took over the agency Nov. 13, announced interim rules
>requiring a senior-level review before agents seize taxpayers' cars, homes
>or other property for nonpayment of taxes. Last year, the agency made about
>10,000 seizures.
>The IRS had already stopped ranking its 33 districts by enforcement
>results. With Friday's report, it announced several other steps, including
>a requirement that an IRS taxpayer advocate review all cases in which a
>taxpayer says a seizure would result in hardship.
>After reviewing the report, Rossotti said he was ``especially troubled
>about the emphasis placed on improving collection statistics without an
>equal emphasis on customer service and safeguarding taxpayer rights.''
>The IRS has proved a major political headache for the Clinton
>administration this year. It first was forced in response to mismanagement
>to suspend the agency's massive project to modernize its computer system.
>Then, after initially resisting, it acquiesced to legislation that would
>create an 11-member board, mostly of private citizens, to oversee the
>tax-collection agency. The legislation, which also creates more than two
>dozen new taxpayer rights, cleared the House, 426-4, last month and is
>expected to come before the Senate next year.
>Michael Moxley               The Patriot Web Site:
>mmoxley@foto.infi.net      http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/6627/

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