Taxpayer Advocate Praises IRS for Solid Filing Season but Jabs Focus on Enforcement

Mission should stress education, Olson says, while decrying budget cuts.

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House Panel Advances Air Traffic Control Privatization Plan

Controllers union announces formal support for the proposal.

Play of the Day: McConnell Delays the Senate Health Care Vote

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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said: "The IRS needs to protect taxpayers against any abuses, but those raising objections have always opposed the program and look for ways to undermine it."

Privatized Tax Debt Collection Again Sparks Firestorm

New program, like previous efforts, faces accusations of overly aggressive tactics.