U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) released a statement on Tuesday about his sponsorship of the IRS Abuse Protection Act, S.1489 and H.R. 3074, legislation assuring that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sends out a notification every time any taxpayer's information is accessed.
The legislation is a result of a scandal uncovered few months ago showing that the tax agency targeted conservative political groups and individuals.
"It is critically important that we get to the bottom at what happened at the IRS to ensure that Americans are not targeted because of their political beliefs,” said Isakson. “Sunlight is the best antiseptic to combat corruption, and this legislation will go a long way to hold the IRS accountable and restore the American peoples’ confidence in the federal government.”
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced the S. 1489 earlier this month. Isakson signed on as a co-sponsor.
The bill would require from the IRS to send written notification to taxpayers when their information is accessed, for what purpose and how it was or will be used.