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Supercharged IRS

The new Manchin-Biden Build Back Better bill allots $80 billion in new funding for the IRS – more than six times the agency’s current annual budget.

Included in the $80 billion is funding to send 87,000 new IRS agents after you and your family-owned business on the belief that everyone is a tax cheat. The IRS has already been targeting lower and middle income earners, yet Democrats want to hire new IRS agents to audit individuals and small businesses. They’ve also promised to revive their invasive bank surveillance scheme.

Democrat Bill’s Only Purpose: Provide Cover for the Political Targeting of a Private Citizen

December 22, 2022 — Blog

As Democrats attempt to justify unleashing a dangerous new political weapon that overturns decades of privacy protections for average Americans that have existed since the Watergate reforms, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) warned against their politically-motivated action that sets a terrible precedent. Speaking on the House Floor, Rep. Brady noted that ...

Brady Statement on News Reports of Democrats’ Rush to Release Confidential Tax Information

December 17, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

After Democrats announced a hearing in which the Ways and Means Committee would review confidential materials, press reports stated that “Trump Tax Returns May Be Released After House Panel Meets Tuesday” (Wall Street Journal, Dec. 16). Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: “Ways and Means Democrats are ...

Former Democrat Treasury Secretaries Want More Funding for IRS They Unleashed on Innocent Taxpayers

December 06, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

As Democrats supercharged the IRS with billions of dollars in new funding and plans for an army of 87,000 new agents to go after Main Street workers and working families, they went out of their way to dismiss past abuses by the agency. Now, former Clinton Administration Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and former Obama Administration Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew 

Receive $600 on Venmo? Your IRS Forms Are Coming in January

November 28, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

If you sold a couch, re-sold tickets at the price you paid, or just did some extra work on the side, you could trigger greater scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The tax agency will begin sending 1099-K forms to third-party payment ...

A Thanksgiving Dinner Cheatsheet for the Biden Economy

November 23, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with loved ones and express your gratitude. It may also be the occasion for discussions about the economy at the dinner table–as even the White House has noted. Here are some useful facts to have handy for when someone mentions the Biden Administration’s ...

Brady: Court Decision Opens Dangerous New Political Battleground Where No Citizen Is Safe From Majority Political Party in Congress

November 22, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

After the Supreme Court stepped aside to allow Democrats from the House Ways and Means Committee to obtain and make public former President Trump’s private tax returns, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court has no idea what their inaction unleashes. By effectively granting ...

Brady: Neither White House Nor Congress Should Target Political Enemies Through IRS

November 15, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

After the New York Times reported that the IRS was told to target former top FBI officials James B. Comey and Andrew G. McCabe, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statement: "Former IRS Commissioner Rettig himself has disputed these claims, noting that he had no communication with President Trump ...

Republicans Vow to Hold the Government Accountable

November 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

In a series of letters to top officials, Ways and Means Republicans have laid the groundwork for an onslaught of investigations into the Biden Administration’s abuses of power. The Committee will track down the waste of taxpayer dollars, fight for transparency, and hold the Administration accountable for its unprecedented executive overreach. Here’s how Republican Leader ...