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Rettig Counters GOP Resistance to IRS Budget Boost

Jan. 26, 2022, 10:18 PM

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, former President Donald Trump’s pick to run the tax agency, said that the agency needs the $80 billion in President Joe Biden’s economic agenda to fund the tax laws, a measure that Republicans in Congress have criticized.

  • Fear mongering about new funding stream is overblown with people saying “my God, there are going to be Storm Troopers on the streets,” Rettig said Wednesday. “This agency is a long ways from being overstaffed and over funded.”
    • Note: Democrats are pushing for $80 billion for the agency over a decade to bolster tax enforcement and customer services. Republicans ...