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Passage of the IRA Means the Taxman Cometh

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will add 87,000 new IRS employees at a cost of $80 billion in potentially wasteful spending.

Deborah Collier August 11, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The IRS Begins a $70 Million IT Modernization Project

Facing a large backlog of paper returns, the IRS just issued a $70 million contract to update and modernize its IT systems.

Deborah Collier April 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Only Taxpayers Know How Much They Really Owe in Taxes

Taxpayers have information only they know to fill out their tax returns; the IRS should never do that for them.

Thomas Schatz March 23, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The IRS Should Not Fill Out Tax Returns

Proposed tax simplification bills would force taxpayers to convince the IRS when it makes mistakes on their tax bills.

Deborah Collier May 10, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Taxpayers' Independence Day

The American people received an early Independence Day present on July 1 when President Trump signed into law H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019.

Thomas Schatz July 2, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Feds Need to Protect Taxpayer Information Better

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the risk online activities pose to privacy and data security following the Equifax data breach and

Deborah Collier May 22, 2018
The WasteWatcher

IRS Undermines Congressional Budgeting

In a July 2016 report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) could improve its budget data in its justifications to Congress.  The report found that the IRS, while it has taken steps to more

Rachel Cole July 28, 2016

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