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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.

Brady Seeks Info About IRS Tax Credit Mailers Given Suspicious Political Timing and Potential for Fraud

November 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

With less than a month before the 2022 midterm elections, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent a mailer to 9 million Americans informing them that they may be eligible to apply for tax credits. The IRS also took the unusual step of extending the typical deadline for such filing by a month. The timing of the mailers seems both “suspicious” and “political” – especially given that ...

J. Smith: Republicans Will Defund Biden’s Supercharged IRS

October 27, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“A supercharged IRS that does not answer to Congress is dangerous,” writes Ways and Means member and Republican Leader of the House Committee on the Budget Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) in a new op-ed for The Hill. Highlighting how Democrats ...

A. Smith: GOP Will Dismantle Dems’ IRS Scheme, Hold Government Accountable

October 24, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

“An accountable government isn’t a bloated one empowered to target taxpayers, which is why we are working together to defund the Biden Administration’s plan to hire 87,000 new employees to audit American taxpayers,” writes Ways and Means Member Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Rep. Michelle Steel (R-CA) in

President Biden’s Cruel Economy is No Joke

October 07, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

While asserting that his economic plans were “no joke,” President Biden repeated several false and misleading claims about his so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” while touting today’s troubling jobs report at a manufacturing plant in ...

Ways and Means Republicans Introduce Bill to Protect Middle Class, Small Businesses from Supersized IRS

October 06, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Ways and Means Republicans, led by Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), introduced a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from using its massive, $80 billion infusion of taxpayer dollars to squeeze more revenue out of American taxpayers who earn less than $400,000 per year. “No matter what they deny, Democrats in Washington are unleashing an ...

Democrats Obstruct Inquiry Into IRS’s Sudden Destruction of 30 Million Tax Returns

October 03, 2022 — 'Inflation Reduction Act'

Democrats are blocking Congress from critical information regarding the IRS’s sudden and mysterious destruction of 30 million tax returns. Despite repeated demands, the IRS has refused to provide the decision memorandum it used to justify the move, instead replying with a blanket denial that broadly prevents Congress from performing its appropriate oversight ...

Republican Leaders Demand Top Biden Agency Heads Follow Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Executive Discretion in Rulemaking

September 27, 2022 — Biden's Student Loan Giveaway

Congressional Republican leaders are calling on Biden Administration agencies to obey a recent Supreme Court ruling that clarified the limitations of certain agency actions and insists that lawmaking is done by elected officials, not unaccountable bureaucrats. In letters to agencies within their jurisdiction, the leaders request the “clear congressional authorization” for upcoming ...