Alexandria, VA, January 16, 2019 — Yesterday, the IRS recalled 46,052 employees to ensure that tax returns and refunds are processed in a timely manner. This action is in alignment with the Lapse in Appropriations Contingency Plan, which directs the IRS to recall employees without pay as necessary to ensure protection of the government’s interest.
The National Society of Accountants (NSA) supports returning employees to duty to ensure that the IRS can function during tax season – when the bulk of the nation’s income is collected.
NSA’s CEO John Rice explained that the NSA has been advocating for prompt communication, service, and properly funding the IRS through the NSA Tax Practitioner Bill of Rights for many years. “Item two ‘The Right to Quality Service from the IRS requires that the IRS must not be interrupted by lapses in appropriations. Unimpeded appropriations, adequate staffing, and a properly managed IRS are items that NSA will continue to support and advocate for. It is vital to the tax practitioners that NSA represents, as well as the public that they serve.”
NSA represents more than 7,000 members who provide accounting, auditing, tax preparation, financial and estate planning, and management services to thousands of individuals and business clients across the nation. Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium- size accounting firms. NSA protects the public by requiring its members to adhere to a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.nsacct.org.