Can the Internal Revenue Service Administer a Complicated Tax System on Its Budget?

Wednesday April 7, 2021

The fifth annual Donald C. Lubick Symposium was held on Wednesday April 7. Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court, Maurice Foley, spoke on the challenges of implementing our country’s complicated tax code. He was followed by a panel of experts, including our Research Director Jeff Hoopes, who discussed improving businesses’ tax compliance, how large companies respond to changes in compliance and how IRS budget cuts have impacted corporate tax collections. Opening remarks and keynote discussions included Tracy Gordon, Interim Vice President of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, and Eric Toder, Institute Fellow or the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The discussion panel included Jeff Hoopes, Sharon Katz-Pearlman of KPMG, Douglas O’Donnell of the IRS, Erin Towery of the University of Georgia, and Janel Holtzblatt of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.