Taxpayer Bill of Rights  

II. Explanation of the Bill

Title IV. Congressional Accountability for the IRS
A. Century Date Change

(Sec. 4001 of the Bill)

Present Law

No specific provision.

Reasons for Change

Operations of the IRS computer systems are critical to the viability of the Federal tax system.

Explanation of Provision

The bill provides that it is the sense of the Congress that the IRS should place resolving the century date change computing problems as a high priority. The bill also provides that the Commissioner shall expeditiously submit a report to the Congress on the overall impact of the Bill on the ability of the IRS to resolve the century date change computing problems and the provisions of the Bill that will require significant amounts of computer programming changes prior to December 31, 1999, in order to carry out the provisions. It is expected that this report will be submitted within 14 days of the date of Committee action on the bill.

Effective Date

The provision is effective on the date of enactment.

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