“President signs IRS reform bill, the Taxpayer First Act”
“On July 1, President Trump signed the IRS reform bill, the Taxpayer First Act. The Act changes the management and oversight of IRS with the aim of improving customer service and the process for assisting taxpayers with appeals; modifies IRS’s organization; and provides some new safeguards to taxpayers in their interactions with IRS.” (Thomson Reuters)
The IRS is cyclical. Every decade or so, Congress passes a law requiring the IRS to quit pushing taxpayers around and become a nicer & gentler IRS. That starts fine, but generally deteriorates over time. Today, we start the process again.
That’s one reason. But, never-the-less, this is at least partly in response to the Obama administration using the IRS to hassle conservative organizations.