The Internal Revenue Service Term Paper by Nicky

The paper is a review of the United States Internal Revenue Service, its history, structure and recent developments.
# 145191 | 1,240 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The author of the paper sets our to examine the United States Internal Revenue Service. The paper begins by reviewing the history of the service before examining the services functions and organizational structure. The paper then looks at some of the changes and reforms made in the wake of recommendations by the General Accountability Office in the service including the 1998 Restructuring and Reform Act and the Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

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From the Paper:

"The bases of the service were set during the Civil War, when President Lincoln and the American congress began to collect taxes from the population in order to pay off the war expenses. This also meant the necessity to create an adequate position and a service to handle these operations - Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The history of the service and the taxes it implemented is a tumultuous one, coming to a clarification only in 1913, when it was ratified through the 16th Amendment.
"Today's IRS is a modern institution, created on numerous changes and struggling to adapt to the emergent modifications. Throughout the past recent years, the institution has undergone several processes of restructuring and reorganization. The measures implemented referred to changes in all approach, legislative matters, taxation, as well as internal affairs. The act that produced the most significant effects in the recent decade has been the 1998 Restructuring and Reform Act. ''The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 prompted the most comprehensive reorganization and modernization of IRS in nearly half a century."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson, S., 2008, GAO to IRS: Get Control of Yourself, CFO, last accessed on December 10, 2008
  • Website of the Internal Revenue Service, last accessed on December 10, 2008
  • Website of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, last accessed on December 10, 2008

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

The Internal Revenue Service (2010, October 27) Retrieved April 18, 2024, from

MLA Format

"The Internal Revenue Service" 27 October 2010. Web. 18 April. 2024. <>