FILE - This May 4, 2021 file photo shows the outside of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. Small businesses that have been buffeted by the pandemic, inflation and shipping woes have another challenge to add to their plate: taxes. Tax season can be complicated for everyone, but as the April 18 filing deadline looms, small business owners, contractors, entrepreneurs and others face even more rules and regulations that are ever-changing. The Internal Revenue Service has announced a backlog and warned that more delays are to be expected. The IRS said earlier this month it was hiring 10,000 workers to deal with a backlog of 23 million items triggered by limiting operations during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

New numbers from the IRS’ watchdog truly show less workers, means less tax dollars

In today’s Federal Newscast, the IRS saw the amount of money collected through enforcement mechanism drop significantly in fiscal 2020.

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Watchdog finds IRS ‘underfunded, understaffed and at the mercy of shutdowns’

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Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, there are many Democrats in Congress worried about VA’s new regulations expanding veterans’ access to private care.

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‘Draconian’ IRS budget cuts strain rollout of 2019 tax filing season

The IRS faces a particularly challenging rollout to the 2019 filing season, best summarized in four words: more work, fewer employees. 

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IRS missed steps to accurately track outside data breaches, TIGTA reports

The IRS failed to flag compromised personally identifiable information linked to dozens of external data breaches last year and put the tax information of nearly 11,000 people at risk, according to a recent watchdog audit.

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