Search FAIRtax.org

IRS chief jabs IG who exposed tea party targeting in farewell speech

IRS chief jabs IG who exposed tea party targeting in farewell speech
The IRS fends off 4 million hacking attempts a day, Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday, saying the tax agency does a solid job of keeping intruders out of its databases, though hackers have managed to spoof some taxpayers and steal their information individually.

Mr. Koskinen begged for more money and talked about his repeated battles with Congress as he prepares to leave the IRS on Nov. 12, when his term ends.

Speaking to the Tax Policy Center, the commissioner said the agency is down tens of thousands of employees and has fallen behind on its budget, blamed Congress for not allocating more resources, but praised IRS employees for slogging through.

He also pointedly recalled efforts to impeach him for his handling of the tea party targeting scandal, which he was hired to clean up.

Mr. Koskinen did not, however, apologize to tea party groups for the targeting — though Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week said the IRS owes the groups a mea culpa.

He did praise the workers responsible for the targeting, saying that when he visited with them

Help FAIRtax Get 'ON the AIR' in 2017

Help fund our 2017 media blitz. NOW is the time!
Your gift of $25, $50, $100 – even $1,000 or more if you can possibly spare it – will help FAIRtax.org bring an end to the IRS and promote a FAIRtax. So, I urge you, please give as generously as you can.
To donate by check:
Americans for Fair Taxation
PO Box 4929
Clearwater, FL 33758

Americans for Fair Taxation® is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization solely dedicated to replacing the current income tax system with a fair, simple and transparent national consumption tax – the FAIRtax® Plan. We rely entirely on contributions from concerned citizens like you who want a tax system that will generate jobs and stimulate the economy. Welcome to the FAIRtax team!

Connect

Share