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IRS Would Need Big Funding Boost for IT Modernization Plan

April 18, 2019, 10:08 PM

The Internal Revenue Service’s plan to modernize its technology and create more efficient systems for taxpayers and auditors will work only with substantially more funding from Congress.

“The IRS, with a great workforce, has continued each year to make some progress on modernization, even in the face of limited and declining budgets,” said former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who led the agency from December 2013 to November 2017. “But significant leaps forward have not been possible and the plan released today will not come close to completion without significant additional funding.”

The plan—which the IRS released April 18—lays...

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