H. R. 1058
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 25, 2015
Mr. Roskam introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that a duty of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue is to ensure that Internal Revenue Service employees are familiar with and act in accord with certain taxpayer rights.
This Act may be cited as the
Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2015.
Duty to ensure that IRS employees are familiar with and act in accord with certain taxpayer rights
Section 7803(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4) and by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph:
Execution of duties in accord with taxpayer rights
In discharging his duties, the Commissioner shall ensure that employees of the Internal Revenue Service are familiar with and act in accord with taxpayer rights as afforded by other provisions of this title, including—
the right to be informed,
the right to be assisted,
the right to be heard,
the right to pay no more than the correct amount of tax,
the right of appeal,
the right to certainty,
the right to privacy,
the right to confidentiality,
the right to representation, and
the right to a fair and just tax system.