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IRS budget

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The massive 2015 spending bill that President Obama is likely to sign this week continues an ongoing effort to trash the Internal Revenue Service. It is a cynical recipe for a self-fulfilling disaster: Give the agency more and more work. Cut its budget. Blame it for failing to do its job. Repeat.
December 16, 2014Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
News from the Hill: A compromise $1.1 trillion spending bill is expected to be released today. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill tomorrow and then adjourn for the year. The Senate will likely vote on Thursday, just hours before the December 11 deadline. The package will fund most of the
December 9, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Congress might really be home for the holidays. Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden told reporters today that the Senate won’t amend the House-approved bill to revive over 50 expired tax breaks for 2014 only. An up-or-down Senate vote could be held within days. Lawmakers must still sort out what
December 5, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
If you cut it, will it do more? The IRS budget has been cut by $1 billion over the past four years, with a subsequent loss of 10,000 IRS jobs. Late Monday night, the House GOP by voice vote voted to cut $1.14 billion for the next fiscal year, or 13 percent below last year’s budget . The funding “
July 16, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Republicans have decided to make the IRS their summer piñata. Its leadership says it will bring a series of anti-IRS proposals to the floor...
July 11, 2013Howard Gleckman