United States Code

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§ 8022.
Duties
It shall be the duty of the Joint Committee—
(1)
Investigation
(A)
Operation and effects of law

To investigate the operation and effects of the Federal system of internal revenue taxes;

(B)
Administration

To investigate the administration of such taxes by the Internal Revenue Service or any executive department, establishment, or agency charged with their administration; and

(C)
Other investigations

To make such other investigations in respect of such system of taxes as the Joint Committee may deem necessary.

(2)
Simplification of law
(A)
Investigation of methods

To investigate measures and methods for the simplification of such taxes, particularly the income tax; and

(B)
Publication of proposals

To publish, from time to time, for public examination and analysis, proposed measures and methods for the simplification of such taxes.

(3)
Reports
(A)
To report, from time to time, to the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Ways and Means, and, in its discretion, to the Senate or House of Representatives, or both, the results of its investigations, together with such recommendations as it may deem advisable.
(B)
Subject to amounts specifically appropriated to carry out this subparagraph, to report, at least once each Congress, to the Committee on Finance and the Committee on Ways and Means on the overall state of the Federal tax system, together with recommendations with respect to possible simplification proposals and other matters relating to the administration of the Federal tax system as it may deem advisable.
(4)
Cross reference

For duties of the Joint Committee relating to refunds of income and estate taxes, see section 6405.

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 927; Pub. L. 105–206, title IV, § 4002(a), July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 784; Pub. L. 108–311, title III, § 321(b), Oct. 4, 2004, 118 Stat. 1182; Pub. L. 115–141, div. U, title IV, § 401(b)(57), Mar. 23, 2018, 132 Stat. 1205.)
cite as: 26 USC 8022