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PlainTaxTalk --
A Grass Roots Initiative 

PlainTaxTalk is a grass roots group of tax practitioners, academics, and jurists assembled to urge the IRS to scrap its archaic habits of obfuscation and substandard communication and embrace plain language in all its public documents. The group's goal: Persuade the IRS to rigorously apply modern-day, plain-language principles and begin to tell American taxpayers in simple, understandable words how to go about quickly and accurately reporting their fair share of taxes they rightly owe.

The group's founder is John Klotsche who served as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003-08. Before that from 1972-2000 he was a partner with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie and Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee from 1995-2000.