EXCLUSIVE: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would be barred from using facial recognition software on taxpayers under new legislation introduced Friday in Congress.
Kansas could phase out its corporate income tax under a measure that also would expand its incentives for attracting new businesses, and the provision is a problem as lawmakers rush to help the state attract an undisclosed multibillion-dollar project.
Marie Sapirie argues that while the IRS has a number of options for modifying its notice, collection, and penalty procedures to assist taxpayers, Congress probably needs to step in if it wants the agency to halt all automatic notices.
Congress has been demanding action from the IRS and the IRS has been acting, albeit perhaps not in the way Congress would prefer.
The IRS scrapped plans to require individuals to authenticate their identities with facial-recognition technology to use certain online services after the plans prompted scrutiny, including from Congress.