You Vote: Will additional IRS funding lead to more audits for typical taxpayers?

Democrat-backed Inflation Reduction Act would give tens of billions for tax 'enforcement'

Updated: August 14, 2022 - 8:28am

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Democrats' massive spending package currently making its way through Congress includes nearly $80 billion in additional funding for the IRS over 10 years.

More than half of that total funding, $45.6 billion, is for stepped up "enforcement" of tax compliance, including more audits. With the increased funds, the IRS would hire more employees, including auditors.

Tax experts are concerned a surge in audits would likely impact lower-income and middle-class taxpayers the most.

The spending package — officially called the Inflation Reduction Act — is expected to pass both houses of Congress and be signed into law by President Biden, who supports the bill.

With all this in mind, are you worried an empowered IRS will try to audit you or your friends and family? Is this a problem for the American people? Here's your chance to weigh in:

How concerned are you that additional IRS funding through the Inflation Reduction Act will lead to more audits for typical taxpayers?


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