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How Should Congress Fund Investments in The Internal Revenue Service’s Infrastructure?
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, 2021
Will Biden’s Plan to Reduce the Tax Gap by Increasing the IRS’s Budget Raise $300 Billion?
I —among many others —have called for more money for the Internal Revenue Service to enable it to collect even more money owed to the...
May 3, 2021
That Stubborn Tax Gap
About 82 percent of individual and business taxes due are paid voluntarily and on time. But not all taxpayers pay all they owe. Thus, the...
July 17, 2019
Robert A. Weinberger
President Trump As Role Model: Avoiding Taxes For Sport
Do you consider not paying taxes “sport?” The President of the United States says he does. And that raises serious concerns about the stability of our volumtary tax system.
May 8, 2019
Five Challenges for the IRS’s New Capital Gains Reporting Rules
Sellers of stocks and other assets have always had to calculate their cost basis (generally, what they paid for the investment) in order to figure...
May 1, 2012
Steven M. Rosenthal
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