The IRS Has More Things to Do and Less Staff to Do Them
Former Commissioner of Internal Revenue John Koskinen joins the podcast to discuss the latest fight for IRS funding.
As its first legislative act in the 118th Congress, the House approved a repeal of $71 billion in IRS funding. Money and staffing for the tax agency have been key points of contention in Congress over the last few decades, resulting in longer wait times for anyone seeking customer service from the agency. After last year's funding promises and a recent bill introduced to defund the IRS entirely, the question of the efficacy of the tax agency is once again at the front of the national conversation.
John Koskinen sits on the board of the National Academy of Public Administration and was the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 2013-2017. His decades of experience in government include work at the Office of Management and Budget and the President's Council on Y2K. He’s also a 2021 inductee to the GovExec Government Hall of Fame. He joined the podcast to discuss the fight over the tax agency.
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