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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Taxpayer Support for Extra IRS Funding for Enforcement Drops 11%, to 10-Year Low

IRS OversightThe IRS Oversight Board yesterday released the 2013 Taxpayer Attitude Survey (Feb. 2014):

The Board’s survey found that 59 percent of respondents believe that the IRS should receive extra funding to assist more taxpayers, down eight points since last year’s survey. Only 55 percent said that the IRS should receive more funding to enforce the nation’s tax laws, down seven points from 2012. In addition, only 39 percent of respondents believe that the IRS maintains a proper balance between service and enforcement, down four points from last year’s findings.  


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Perhaps Congress should zero out all funding for 501(c)4 investigations. That'd restore some fairness to the political process until Obama is gone. Then we could pass some laws that'd make political favoritism by the iRS extremely painful.

Posted by: Michael W. Perry | Feb 21, 2014 9:31:03 AM