Contact: Jennifer Hacker Olsen
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – – Over the last few months, there has been a lot of media coverage regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its response to tax-exempt applicants, as well as the scrutiny it applies in making tax-exempt determinations of those entities. While it appears some IRS individuals might have acted inappropriately, the vast majority of IRS employees perform their collection and auditing tasks correctly and efficiently. In fact, the IRS and its employees collected more than $2.5 trillion in revenue and processed more than 237 million tax returns in 2012. Many Americans are unaware of the additional responsibilities the IRS diligently performs to protect taxpayers and help them meet their tax obligations.
Mary Jo Werner, a past Taxpayer Advocacy Panel member for the IRS and a Wisconsin-based Wipfli partner, has extensive experience and insight in this area. She recently drafted the attached article, which provides facts about the IRS along with helpful do’s and don’ts that can give individuals and organizations valuable insights for remaining compliant. Due to the interest or concerns many have around the IRS and the fact that Werner is a well-known expert based in Wisconsin, the article or an interview with Werner on this topic might be of interest to your readers.
If you have questions or would like to arrange an interview with Werner, please contact Jennifer Hacker Olsen at 952.548.3389 or via e-mail at [email protected]