IRS Defends Proposed Hiring Surge Amid Pushback

Top officials seeks to convince skeptical Republicans that the agency can quickly address longstanding issues with more resources and personnel.

Biden Seeks IRS Spending Surge to Reverse Years of Staffing Cuts

Funding would go toward hiring enforcement personnel focused on high-income taxpayers and customer service staff.

IRS Head Laments Growing Duties Amid Shrinking Workforce: 'We Do Get Outgunned'

The gap between what taxpayers owe and what they pay collectively each year has grown to nearly $1 trillion.

GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About Tax Season

Dallen Haws joins the podcast to discuss public servants' options for the upcoming filing season.

GovExec Daily: How Will Feds Get Vaccinated?

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the confusing messaging coming out of agencies.

IRS is Ready to Distribute Stimulus Checks if Trump Approves Bill

President Trump threw lawmakers for a loop after he blasted a pandemic relief spending package as insufficient. The outcome is uncertain.

GovExec Daily: Physical Cash and the Pandemic

Dr. Bill Maurer of University of California, Irvine joins the podcast to discuss what cashless payments look like, in light of the pandemic.

The Most Common IRS Tax Forms You’re Likely to Come Across When Filing

For 2020, the tax deadline was extended to July 15. Here’s a guide to the most common tax forms and when they’re used — as well as other things to keep in mind when filing during COVID-19.

Analysis: Has the IRS Hit Bottom?

Every year, the IRS annual report is an opportunity to measure how effectively the U.S. government has sabotaged its own ability to enforce its tax laws. This year’s report signals historic lows for U.S. tax enforcement.

Senate Investigation Criticizes the IRS for Failing to Oversee Free Filing Program

Millions of Americans have spent billions on TurboTax and other tax prep that they shouldn’t have. The Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recommends the IRS advertise the free filing option.

IRS Is Letting Some of the Highest-Income Americans Get Away Without Paying Taxes

Hundreds of thousands of high-income Americans are not filing taxes with impunity, despite collectively owing $46 billion over three years.

Thousands of IRS Employees Are Currently Home With Pay, But Not Working

Agency faces major logistical challenges after massive stimulus package, but union says tens of thousands of employees cannot work remotely.

Questions Linger Over How the IRS Will Distribute Stimulus Checks

Former officials said the agency will face a challenge in getting the money to the right place quickly.

IRS Chief Acknowledges Budget Constraints, But Says He Is Confident the Agency Can Handle Tax Season

Two advantages over last year are that the agency is not recovering from a shutdown or implementing a new tax law, former commissioners note.  

Who’s Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.

The social media behemoth is about to face off with the tax agency in a rare trial to capture billions that the IRS thinks Facebook owes. But onerous budget cuts have hamstrung the agency’s ability to bring the case.