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IRS union fights proposed budget cuts

IRS union fights proposed budget cuts
The head of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents Internal Revenue Service employees, is asking Congress not to cut the IRS budget again.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing Wednesday on the fiscal year 2018 Treasury Department budget. The administration’s budget calls for reducing IRS funding by another $260 million below the level enacted in fiscal 2017 and reducing overall IRS staffing by more than 4,200.

“NTEU knows any further reductions in funding and staffing will further exacerbate the adverse impact previous cuts have had on IRS’ ability to provide taxpayers with the service they need and enforcement of our nation’s tax laws,” NTEU national president Tony Reardon said in prepared testimony submitted for the hearing.

Reardon pointed out the IRS has lost nearly 18,000 employees and $1 billion in operating funds since 2010, leaving fewer IRS employees available for tasks such as answering taxpayers calling with questions, meeting them face to face, helping the poor and elderly file their tax returns, and fighting tax fraud and identity theft.

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