The head of the union representing IRS employees said on January 14 that the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill House and Senate negotiators unveiled Monday night for the balance of fiscal year 2014 does not do enough to help the underfunded IRS.
Will members of Congress be toasting each other with eggnog this year? As the holidays draw near, members of the House and Senate are reportedly wrapping up the first successful budget deal in two years.
Maybe IRS agents checked their pockets and discovered some money they didn't know they had. At any rate, the IRS has announced it is canceling the furlough day initially scheduled for July 22. The offices will be open and fully staffed after all.
The IRS plans to spend 18 percent less time auditing businesses with assets of $10 million or more in its current fiscal year compared to two years ago, according to a report from Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), the union that represents the IRS workforce, said IRS budget cutting is hurting taxpayers, in particular, senior citizens, small business owners, and the victims of identity theft.