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Who Will Pay for IRS’s 600+ New Enforcement Personnel?

May 11, 2016 Business & Tax Blog Tax Controversies

The IRS recently announced it will hire between 600 and 700 new enforcement personnel.

According to the daily news service Government Executive, in an internal IRS memorandum discussing the hires, Commissioner of Internal Revenue John Koskinen noted: “This is a good development for our tax system. When you look at the IRS overall, every dollar invested in us returns at least $4 to the Treasury. Each enforcement position typically returns almost $10 to the U.S. Treasury for every dollar spent — and in many instances, much more.”

The Commissioner indicated the IRS needs the hires to replace employees lost to attrition and retirement. He did not, however, specify exactly who will enjoy the civic opportunity to fund IRS’s almost 1,000% expected return on its investment.

Here is the complete article describing the hires in Government Executive:

E. John Wagner, II