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IRS: Sorry, but It's Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

• arclein

ProPublica reported the disproportionate audit focus on lower-income families in April. Lawmakers confronted IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig about the emphasis, citing our stories, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked Rettig for a plan to fix the imbalance. Rettig readily agreed. Last month, Rettig replied with a report, but it said the IRS has no plan and won't have one until Congress agrees to restore the funding it slashed from the agency over the past nine years ?" something lawmakers have shown little inclination to do.


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