They have got the green light from the Biden admin to go ahead refill slots in small business and high income earner tax checking units…
Republicans have always tried to starve on IRS away from collecting tax revenue for the rich….
Democrats have been pushing against that as a goal for any Biden admin….
Biden and Democrats have included more revenue for the hires in the bill’s they seeking to get pasted in the coming months that Republicans set against…
The Internal Revenue Service is hiring thousands of new auditors as it gears up for a potentially massive tax-enforcement push if Congress is able to pass an infrastructure plan that includes $40 billion to expand audits on the wealthy.
The IRS small business and criminal investigations divisions are adding thousands of new tax enforcement employees as the agency seeks to rebuild the roughly 17,000 audit staff lost in the past decade, officials said Friday.
The agency’s small business unit will add about 2,000 new workers, including 1,300 revenue agents, before the IRS’s fiscal year ends at the end of September, De Lon Harris, co-commissioner of the division, said at a tax conference at New York University. The criminal investigations division will add more than 500 people this year, with about half of those being special agents, said James Lee, who leads the criminal unit.
The figures represent a significant hiring increase from recent years, when the agency has struggled to replace auditors who retired or left the federal government. The small business team has added a couple hundred agents in recent years, Harris said. The criminal investigations division has hired fewer than 330 new people in the five year period through the 2019 fiscal year, Lee said.
The additional staff could put the IRS in position to greatly expand audit capacity quickly if Congress is able to pass a bipartisan infrastructure investment plan, which includes $40 billion for the agency over a decade and is expected to generate $100 billion in net new tax revenue. A group of 21 senators backed a deal this week, but the plan is still subject to weeks — or months — of negotiation before it could become law….
Democrats are selling this as NOT raising taxes….
Getting Billions back from higher income people and big business that hardly pay any taxes, certainly not the percentage middle class Americans pay….
This is also a effort to overturn the effects of the 2017 GOP tax give away law….
Senator Bernie Sanders is the head of the US Senate committee that will be handling the Senate side of this…