New IRS boss to face lawmakers next week

May 29, 2013

Congress isn't letting up any time soon on the Internal Revenue Service, with at least two more public hearings scheduled for next week with the new agency head and representatives of organizations that say they were improperly targeted while seeking tax-exempt status.

IRS acting commissioner Daniel Werfel (Charles Dharapak/AP)

First up is Monday, when a House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services will get the first public update on what the IRS is doing to correct the problems from IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. He'll be joined at the witness table by J. Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

On Tuesday morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will hear from "organizations that were targeted as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of discriminating against applicants for tax-exempt status based on their personal beliefs," according to the panel's Web site.

Committee staffers didn't immediately return requests for information on which groups are scheduled to testify.

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