DC fandom’s own John Pomeranz supplied the summary quote at the end of Tax Notes Today’s article “Practitioners Fear EO Controversy Is Causing IRS To Neglect 501(c)(3) Applications,” published September 11.
John Pomeranz of Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg LLP said he understands it’s politically difficult to increase IRS funding immediately after the agency made significant errors. However, he said the IRS will need added resources to do its work, and should get them. He said it’s hypocritical to criticize the agency for problems that additional funding would alleviate and then deny it that funding.
The IRS faces intense congressional scrutiny and finds its reputation in tatters, Pomeranz said. With little more to lose, the agency should forge ahead and do its work in determinations and examinations, and in issuing guidance. But he doesn’t expect that will happen.
“Too few of us would praise the IRS for boldness, so ongoing timidity seems likely,” he said.
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