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Yellen Outlines Taxpayer Service Upgrades in IRS Overhaul (1)

Sept. 15, 2022, 2:45 PM

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen highlighted the Biden administration’s plans for boosting the Internal Revenue Service, including efforts to dramatically increase the capacity of in-person and call-in support services, and to ramp up audits of top earners.

Congress approved $80 billion in new funding for the tax-collection agency in legislation passed in August, clearing the way for big upgrades in technology, taxpayer services and enforcement that would concentrate on the wealthy and corporations.

The new money will “transform the IRS into a 21st century agency,” Yellen said in remarks prepared for delivery during a visit to an IRS facility just outside ...