The Mission of the Governmental Liaison and Disclosure (GLD) Division is to improve tax administration by efficiently partnering with federal, state and local governmental agencies to increase compliance, enforcement, and service to taxpayers; ensure IRS employees and external partners protect confidential tax and privacy information; and provide timely public access to IRS records in accordance with applicable disclosure laws.
Role of the Governmental Liaison (GL)
Governmental Liaisons develop and implement cooperative partnerships between the IRS and state tax agencies, as well as other federal and local government agencies. Partnering with state and local taxing agencies saves government resources by reducing duplication of effort. Together, we help achieve mutually beneficial goals of improving voluntary compliance, increasing the efficiency of tax administration, and reducing taxpayer burden.
The Congressional Affairs Program (CAP) in the field is a joint responsibility of the local taxpayer advocates and the GLs in each state. The local taxpayer advocates are CAP contacts for constituent (i.e., casework) issues and the GLs are CAP contacts for agency representation.