The average annual gross tax gap, or the difference between federal taxes owed and the amount paid on time, was $441 billion in 2011-13, according to the IRS's latest estimates. After accounting for late payments and enforcement activities, the net tax gap was $381 billion.
Governments eye new taxes on cigarettes, homes and tech giants to pay for big budget shortfalls related to the coronavirus
Mark J. Mazur
A Citizen's Guide to Tax Policy
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