With ongoing feuds between the IRS and Congress increasing the uncertainty of annual funding for the IRS criminal investigation unit, two congressmen are pushing to reassign the agents to the U.S. Treasury.
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Conservative groups and several GOP lawmakers are pushing for more oversight of IRS rules as the agency works to carry out President Trump’s new tax law.
While President Trump’s budget proposal includes $239 million in cuts to the IRS, Democrats are pushing back with a request of their own for the tax-collecting agency.
In a letter to Acting Director Beth Cobert of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week requested details regarding how many political appointees have been converted to career positions since September of last year.
Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is demanding to know where the IRS has found money to hire up to 700 new staffers for enforcement.
An early draft of a fiscal 2017 appropriations bill has passed through the House Appropriations’ subcommittee on financial services and general government with massive cuts to the IRS’ budget.
In an email to staff, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen cited the expiration of a 1998 statute as the reason for the departure of IRS Chief Technology Officer, Terry Milholland.
Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee passed four bills regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and this week, before hitting the floor, the Obama administration has come out in opposition to all four.
Everyone agrees there’s a problem at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the question is: who is responsible? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has described an “abysmal level of service,” and the numbers bear out the Commissioner’s concern.
In a report released by the Senate Finance Committee, Republicans touted the need for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to better follow federal guidelines and per diem rates.
As recess winds down and Congress prepares to return to Washington, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) and other members are pushing once again for the House to take up an effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
The White House is threatening a veto to the House version of the fiscal 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill because of its inclusion of $236 million in additional cuts to the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) budget.