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HILL TAX BRIEFING: IRS Funding Boost Prompts More GOP Questions (1)

Sept. 23, 2022, 10:14 AM

Senate Finance Committee Republicans want to know how the IRS plans to use one of its most significant funding increases in years.

In a letter to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, 14 GOP lawmakers asked for answers on a wide range of issues, including how the agency would handle an “unenforceable directive” by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to avoid an increase in audits of households making $400,000 per year or less. The deadline for Rettig’s response is Oct. 28.

The $80 billion funding boost would be used to increase enforcement efforts against wealthy taxpayers and ...