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Irs Budget Cuts

IRS Budget Cuts Only Promote Cynicism, Encourage Cheats

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

If you live in Dallas and you owe the Internal Revenue Service $900,000 or so, don't worry about it. The IRS is so short-handed down there it doesn't bother with tax scofflaws who owe less than $1 million. It's more or less the same all over the country.

Jason Linkins

IRS Budget Cuts Plus Tribal Politics Will Make Tax Season A Customer Service Hellscape | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

As the Washington Post's Lori Montgomery reports, the Internal Revenue Service typically "handles nearly 160 million tax returns each year and more th...

Budget Cuts Could Force IRS Shutdown

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts could force the IRS to shut down operations for two days later this year, resulting in unpaid furloughs for employees ...

Budget Cuts Leaving IRS In A Bind Against Tax Cheats

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Budget cuts are hurting the Internal Revenue Service's ability to go after tax cheats, the agency's inspector general said Tuesday....

Dems Reject Major GOP-Backed IRS Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday rejected a bid by Republicans to cut back spending on transportation and housing programs to keep them...

Republicans Seek To Punish IRS

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered...

Why Congress Should Increase the IRS Budget

Christopher Bergin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

By slashing the IRS budget, Congress has achieved something truly noteworthy -- undermining its own ability to raise revenue and cut the federal deficit. Isn't that a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your face?

Watchdog: IRS Budget Too Small For Agency To Do Its Job

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is damaging the Internal Revenue Service by shortchanging its budget, making it harder for the agency to help taxpayers, ...

'Penny-Wise And Pound-Foolish'

AOL Government | Judi Hasson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

The Internal Revenue Service would face a "devastating" loss of $4 billion in revenue collected each year if proposed cuts of up to $600 million are m...

Simon McCormack

Policing Tax Evasion Could Save Billions, But Republicans Won't Fund Enforcement | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted on Monday that the federal government is in serious need of extra revenue. But since taking control of th...