Understanding the IRS Strategic Plan

Fiscal Year 2018-2022


Message from the Acting Commissioner

Acting IRS Commissioner

The IRS administers the tax system that funds our nation. We work to make it easier for taxpayers to understand and meet their tax obligations, and we enforce the tax laws to ensure fairness for all. The IRS's highest priority is implementing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97), the most significant revision of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. Administering the new law will require extensive implementation work in calendar years 2018 and 2019.

Efforts to implement the new legislation are already underway, and the IRS is providing taxpayers and practitioners with information to address new tax compliance obligations timely and accurately. The IRS expects to publish additional guidance as we continue to analyze how the new law affects taxpayers.

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Strategic Goals Overview

Discover our strategic goals for improving customer experience. We're striving to provide service where, when and how taxpayers and tax professionals want and expect it.

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IRS Risk Appetite

Recognizing that risk is inherent to the operations of any organization, the IRS actively identifies and manages risks to the nation's tax administration system.

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The IRS will use this plan to guide operations across our organization.  We'll monitor our progress against the plan on a recurring basis, review our organizational performance, study changes in our environment and update the plan as needed.

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