According to Procedurally Taxing, one key aspect of the .Inflation Reduction Act is its $80 billion in proposed new Internal Revenue Service funding over a ten-year period. There have been a number of excellent main stream media summaries of the funding, including Laura Saunders’ WSJ article What $80 Billion More for the IRS Means for Your Taxes[$] and Alan Rappeport’s NYT article Yellen Directs I.R.S. to Embark on $80 Billion Overhaul Plan[$]
While we all try to avoid being partisan on this site, this past weekend Leslie Book, a professor of law at Villanova University (my alma mater) wrote an Op-Ed for NBC Think about the potentially dangerous rhetoric that politicians have been using to describe the funding. In the Op-Ed Leslie Book describes thatIRS employee was killed when a disgruntled pilot with an anti-IRS grudge flew a plane into an IRS office. has long been a target of extremists, and the single largest incident of domestic terror in the U.S. involved an attack on a federal building in Oklahoma, with IRS employees and their children at the building’s day care center among the victims.
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