How the IRS Was Gutted

Tax evaders, rejoice: the Internal Revenue Service may not have enough resources to come after the vast majority of those offshore bank accounts. It also doesn’t have enough resources to¬†investigate white collar crime, curb suspicious corporate activity, shore up the nation’s rising budget deficit, or¬†answer tens of millions of law-abiding taxpayers’ questions. And now, just when morale is at its lowest, the IRS stands to lose a third of its most valuable and experienced workers next year as the organization’s most senior cohort becomes eligible for retirement.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Dec 11, 2018
Length: 22 minutes (5,600 words)