Republican Leaders Determined to Stop Biden’s Tax Plan with IRS

More taxes? That’s madness! Joe Biden and his dem buddies want to give the IRS more power

We’ve got to stop them! Republican leaders are working hard to put a stop to this foolishness.

Patriot Leaders Want to Defund Biden’s $80 Billion Project with IRS

Rep. Adrian Smith and Rep. Michelle Steel are determined to defund Biden’s $80 billion IRS undertaking. They believe that getting Americans on a path to prosperity means having the government work for the people… not against them.

The two conservatives are working together to defund the Biden administration’s plan to hire 87,000 new employees to audit American taxpayers.

The patriot leaders wrote on Fox News, “We both opposed the Democrats’ $750-billion so-called Inflation Reduction Act… which was signed into law by President Joe Biden in August. The act included many policies, including $80 billion in new funding for the IRS. This is six times the agency’s current budget.”

They added, “There’s no question the IRS is an agency in desperate need of reform and modernization. The billions in the act will do little to get the IRS back on track. Of the $80 billion, only $3.2 billion is slated to go toward taxpayer services. New audits and enforcement? $45 billion, not counting the funding that would indirectly support audits by allowing for rulemaking and beefing up the budget in the Office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.” 

Smith and Steel believe that $80 billion would be used to hire more IRS agents. They wrote, “Many have suggested that the threat of 87,000 new IRS employees to help conduct these audits is a partisan conspiracy theory. We can assure you it is not. Previously released guidance from President Biden’s Department of Treasury stated $80 billion in new funding would be utilized to hire some 87,000 employees.”

IRS Backlog of Tax Returns is Just as Bad as Last Year

The backlog of tax returns has delayed millions of personal refunds. Moreover, it drowned the IRS in obsolete paper tax filings. 

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins shared his thoughts in a blog post. He believes it’s just as bad this year as last year. Collins wrote, “For some, this filing season may have felt like Groundhog Day. Numerically the IRS is in about the same place that it was around the same time last year. I look at the numbers and see millions of taxpayers still waiting for their returns to be processed.”

The report that Collins was referring to came after: 

  • Democrats allotted the IRS $80 billion in Congress to beef up its operations
  • The left increased enforcement against tax cheats and modernized its systems

Things may even be slightly worse this year, with the IRS having its 2022 backlog down to about 8 million unprocessed paper returns as of the end of October… compared to 7 million for 2021 at the same time last year.

While complete Republican control of Congress would jeopardize new funding for the IRS, a Democratic administration would likely ensure it remains in place.

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