A critical office inside the IRS is supposed to help root out major tax evaders, but dysfunction and underfunding have diminished its power.
Republicans have made a drama out of legislation to hire some 87,000 IRS employees. Either they don't understand the bill, or they're pretending not to.
“The GOP regards paying taxes not as a way of supporting the nation, but as an obligation to be avoided,” noted an editorial in The Charlotte Observer.
The first bill of the new House majority fulfills a promise to target spending but goes against pledges to balance the budget.
The release comes in the waning days of Democrats’ control of the House and as Trump’s fellow Republicans prepare to retake power in the chamber.
The "deferential" agency was reportedly overwhelmed by an army of Trump accountants and lawyers and the complexity of his tangled businesses.
Republicans called the release of Trump’s tax returns “a dangerous new weapon.”
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) called tax disclosure “a dangerous new weapon.” But Republicans have deployed it themselves and could do so again.
The GOP Texas senator's declaration aroused suspicion and jokes on social media.
The IRS has hired an additional 4,000 customer service representatives who are being trained to answer taxpayer questions during the 2023 tax filing season.