Internal Revenue. Hearing May 9-27, 1921

Internal Revenue. Hearing May 9-27, 1921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...We feel that something should be done, and we think the remedy lies in the creation of some tax settlement board such as we propose..j. We have no pride of opinion. That may not be it. We merely wish to recommend to your committee the consideration of the subject and a thorough investigation leading as quickly as possible to some action in the matter. Second, we earnestly recommend that there be some investigation immediately of conditions prevailing in the Internal Revenue Bureau, particularly the income-tax unit. They have to-day 5,500 employees, the average wage of whom is only $1,650 per annum. That is a matter that perhaps should come more appropriately before the Civil Service Committee, but dealing, as we oelieve, with an emergency in the revenues, we only want a few minutes to call that to your attention. The turnover in the Revenue Bureau last year in the income-tax unit was about 100 per cent. If we eliminate all the interdepartmental transfers, the total influx and outgo were about 37 per cent. That means that 37 per cent, constituting almost entirely the most able men they have in the department, have gone. There have been no promotions since April 1. Senator Curtis. Is not that brought about by the stringent rules they have in reference to employment? In their accounting division you have got to have a man wno is an expert accountant, who has graduated from some school, and who has had two years' experience m double-entry bookkeeping, and who can get more salary outside. Yet that kind of a man or woman is not needed. Probably an ordinary bookkeeper could do the work, or an ordinary accountant, without having all this experience and having a certificate from a school of two years' experience in double-entry bookkeeping. Mr. Wilson....show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662911
  • 9781236662910