(AP Photo/J. David Ake)FILE - This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. The agency said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, that it is stepping up its efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who failed in prior years to file their tax returns on time. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Biden pushes bigger budget for IRS to collect $700B in taxes owed

The Biden administration is calling for an $80 billion investment in the IRS over the next decade, with the expectation that it will bring in $700 billion…

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What led to IRS backlog: ‘Thin workforce,’ new pandemic relief programs

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How IRS line employees and managers are dealing with a second filing season under pandemic

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Fencing and razor wire surrounds the perimeter of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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Rettig says pandemic gave IRS ‘momentum’ to overhaul taxpayer services

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said the agency should take a closer look at some of the lessons learned from this year and build those into the work that…

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Pentagon asking more employees to work from home over coronavirus concerns

In today’s Federal Newscast, more Pentagon employees are being told to telework because of an uptick in coronavirus infections in the National Capital Region.

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IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said he’s “cautiously optimistic” that next year’s filing season will open on time either in late January or early February.

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