The House Appropriations Committee is planning to give the IRS a topline budget next year in line with the Biden administration’s multi-year plan.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig is urging Congress to give the agency a level of funding that's on par with the Biden administration's budget request, in order to support long-term investments in its IT and workforce.
The administration’s first full budget request it released Friday would give the IRS $13.2 billion, a more than 10% increase for current levels.
While President Joe Biden has proposed increased IRS spending by $80 billion over the next 10 years, the long-term nature of workforce planning and IT modernization requires a commitment to steady budget increases.
In today's Federal Newscast, diplomats and intelligence personnel suffering from a mysterious illness called Havana Syndrome would get additional support from a bill introduced by 15 senators.
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 in tax revenue by shrinking the "tax gap" between what taxpayers owe and what the IRS collects every year.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office is looking for service members who were victims of hazing while they served.
IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said cuts to the agency’s enforcement operations mean the tax gap between what taxpayers owe and what the agency collects is likely to reach $1 trillion annually.
By the end of September, nearly 60,700 IRS employees reported spending at least some time teleworking — a 134% increase from the weekly average before the pandemic.
The IRS faces a considerable backlog of 24 million tax returns from businesses and individuals, on top of new responsibilities Congress dropped on the agency in the middle of this year’s filing season.
Commissioner Rettig said taxpayers should still file their returns as soon as possible, and do so electronically. Most tax refunds from electronically filed returns are issued within 21 days.
One thing you can say about working for the IRS, it's been exciting. Now the agency's Professional Managers Association has a new roster of leadership to take on a second filing season weirded out by the pandemic.
Incomes, employment, economic growth might be on the rise and a variety of vaccines are getting out into the market. But that didn't stop the House from passing a nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill.
The IRS is bringing more employees back to the office to process tax returns, open mail and make sure eligible Americans receive their Economic Impact Payments.