CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT OPPOSING CLOSURE OF IRS OFFICE IN EL SEGUNDO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in opposition to the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to close its El Segundo office, which is currently located in California’s 33rd congressional district. In early February of this year, Rep. Lieu sent a letter to the IRS Commissioner in opposition to the planned closure, requesting additional information on this decision.
“Last year, the IRS informed my office of its plan to close its El Segundo location and transfer staff to its Long Beach Federal Building. Since then I have written to the IRS requesting additional information on the move, its cost-benefit analysis to taxpayers, and what alternative options constituents will have when seeking IRS services. As the steward of taxpayer dollars, the IRS should demonstrate the same thoroughness in accounting for money that it asks of American taxpayers. I believe this decision to close the El Segundo office is arbitrary and capricious, and the lack of transparency on the part of the agency is troubling.”