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H.R. 8769: IRS Reduction Act

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The legislation boos the IRS even louder than Homer Simpson.


In August, Congress added an additional $80 billion for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) over the next decade. This is primarily to add staff and improve technology in a bid to cut down on, or even eliminate, the agency’s backlog of 21.3 million unprocessed tax returns.

This backlog has spiraled out of control largely because both the IRS’s budget and staff are lower today than a decade ago. It’s projected that the new funds will add 20,000 to 30,000 new IRS employees, which would return staffing levels to where they were a decade ago.

The $80 billion in IRS funds were added as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, a $740 billion package …

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Jefferson Van Drew

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 2, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Sep 2, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Sep 2, 2022

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25 Cosponsors (25 Republicans)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 2, 2022

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H.R. 8769 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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