Washington, D.C. – Executive Director Chad Hooper of the Professional Managers Association (PMA) – formed in 1981 by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Managers as a national membership association representing the interests of professional managers, management officials and non-bargaining unit employees in the federal government – released the following statement regarding the Build Back Better Framework:
“PMA appreciates the agreement between President Biden and lawmakers to make historic investments in the Internal Revenue Service. Over the past decade, the IRS workforce has been decimated by disinvestment, leaving the Service unable to provide adequate customer service, support taxpayers, and robustly enforce this nation’s tax laws. Ensuring the IRS has the resources, staffing, and information technology necessary to serve taxpayers and businesses is critical to the functioning of our economy and government,” Hooper stated.
“The return on these critical investments in the IRS will not occur immediately or overnight. Modernizing systems, rebuilding the agency workforce, training and reskilling staff on new tax policy, and tools to support taxpayers, are essential ingredients for improving the tax administration capacity of the IRS,” Hooper continued.
“If approved by Congress, PMA looks forward to working with our partners across the IRS, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) and other key stakeholders to build back a better IRS,” Hooper concluded.