Conference Commentary: Improving Tax Administration through Research Driven Efficiencies

Nigar Hashimzade


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Tax Policy Center (TPC) conference on Improving Tax Administration Through Research-Driven Efficiencies was held at the Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., on June 18, 2015. As with the previous conferences organized annually by IRS and TPC, the presenters and the attendees were primarily researchers from academic and independent research institutions, research divisions of tax administrations, as well as tax practitioners and tax law specialists. The participants were greeted by Eric Toder, a Co-Director of the TPC, Alain DuBois, an Acting Director of the IRS Office of Research, Analysis, and Statistics (RAS), and John Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner. Twelve original research papers were presented and discussed in four thematic sessions.

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