Tax Policy Center

IRS funding

Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and President Biden recently agreed to cut back on some of the increased IRS funding enacted through last year’s Inflation...
June 27, 2023C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
What policymakers give, policymakers can take away. Nine months after Congress enacted President Biden’s proposal to boost the Internal Revenue Service’s 10-year budget by $80...
June 1, 2023Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Internal Revenue Service has taken a major step forward with its release of a plan detailing how the agency will invest the ten-year $80...
April 11, 2023Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
Valentine’s Day might not be too festive for Danny Werfel this year. He’s got what will probably be the most difficult test of his professional...
February 14, 2023Janet Holtzblatt
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
How will we know whether the Inflation Reduction Act’s $80 billion ten-year investment in the Internal Revenue Service is successful? Unfortunately, measuring performance isn’t easy,...
December 8, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Internal Revenue Service has limped through yet another tax filing season, reduced to plugging staffing holes in customer service and returns processing by shifting...
April 18, 2022Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
Congress is moving toward rectifying the decade-long funding crisis at the IRS . The House is on track to adopt President Biden’s proposed $1.6 billion...
July 7, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
Business Taxes: TaxVox
Change can be good, right? Maybe or maybe not. But if you are the Internal Revenue Service, “no change” audits never are good. And, for...
April 19, 2021Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
Would increasing the Internal Revenue Service’s funding for audits increase tax collections by more than the cost? Yes, if the funds are spent wisely.
September 28, 2020Janet Holtzblatt
: TaxVox
Maybe Chicago is not their kind of town. Five Chicagoans, all Walgreen board members, need to decide whether to pack up and move the company’s headquarters to Europe. Walgreen is in the second stage of its merger with Swiss-based Alliance Boots that could slash Walgreen’s tax bill by over $780
July 8, 2014Renu Zaretsky