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Letter from America

Michael A DiFronzo Deputy Associate Chief Counsel (International) IRS continues our series from the IRS on US matters which concern the UK. Edited by Donald L Korb Chief Counsel IRS
Prior to the advent of air-conditioning most of the people who lived in Washington DC would leave the area during the summer months to escape the heat. Until World War II many countries' diplomats assigned to duty in Washington DC received extra pay to compensate them for suffering through the worst season of what is officially described as a 'humid subtropical' climate. Fortunately for those of us who work at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Department of Treasury (Treasury) today and who are responsible for publishing technical guidance to advise the public how our...

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