Biden to beef up IRS to come after American businesses

President Biden wants to beef up the IRS enforcement by hiring more than 80,000 additional tax cops expanding the federal bureaucracy in order to go after Americans. Some have criticized the plan to so massively expand an agency that has had a track record of flouting due process and undermining privacy.

For example, in 2017, an inspector general report found that IRS agents investigating what is called “structuring” – that is legal cash deposits that the agency believes to have been part of an attempt to skirt tax obligations by Americans. The IRS agents routinely failed to follow well-established procedures which were there to protect the rights of those being investigated.

They are also supposed to read their miranda rights before being interviewed, of the 229 interviews reviewed by auditors only in 5 of the cases were the targets informed of their rights before speaking to an agent.

Morales points out that the 2017 audit report is just one data point in a long line of similar behavior. The most well-known example of the IRS abusing its power, of course, is the 2012 scandal in which the agency was caught applying stricter scrutiny to conservative nonprofits.

As part of Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, the IRS would get $80 billion in additional funding over the next 10 years. The bulk of those new funds, nearly $45 billion, would be directed toward enforcement actions with the goal of doubling the number of annual audits of small businesses. By comparison, the bill spends a relatively meager $1.93 billion on improving taxpayer services, including education and filing assistance.

While Biden and the democrats did say they would be looking to raise taxes. They are definitely moving to expand the government to such epic proportions in order to rake the in the new revenues for even bigger government and more congressional salaries.

No matter how you look at it the expansion will make the IRS even more powerful than anyone could imagine and combine that with its known history or being used as a political suppression tool such as in 2012 on conservative organizations; Bidens plan amounts to total financial surveillance on Americans.



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