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June 17, 2023 2:56 PM
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Opinion | Congress just cut IRS funding. It costs even more than we thought. - The Washington Post

Opinion | Congress just cut IRS funding. It costs even more than we thought. - The Washington Post | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

New research finds that for each extra dollar the IRS spends auditing wealthy taxpayers, it can collect more than $12 in return.

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February 13, 2023 10:05 AM
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Millionaires' tax dodge attempt ended up costing them $3.5 million - RawStory.com

Millionaires' tax dodge attempt ended up costing them $3.5 million - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Republicans have complained that hiring more IRS agents means that more middle-class Americans will end up being audited. The IRS has instead said that they're struggling to go after the wealthiest taxpayers because it means a protracted legal battle and court fees. 

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May 29, 2020 8:54 PM
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Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules - OpenSecrets.org

'Dark money' groups are funneling millions into the 2020 election, and an IRS rule finalized this week will allow them to keep their donors secret.

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April 9, 2019 11:10 AM
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New York Democrats have their own plan to get Trump's tax returns - RawStory.com

New York Democrats have their own plan to get Trump's tax returns - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

In Congress, the legal fight for President Donald Trump’s tax returns is about to kick into high gear, with the House Ways and Means Committee invoking a federal law to instruct the IRS to hand over six years of the president’s taxes.

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March 23, 2016 10:15 AM
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The mysteries of Donald Trump’s taxes — how taxpayers subsidize his billionaire lifestyle - RawStory.com

The mysteries of Donald Trump’s taxes — how taxpayers subsidize his billionaire lifestyle - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

We can’t know for sure what Trump might be hiding, but if anyone is in a position to offer an informed theory, it’s David Cay Johnston. Johnston won a Pulitzer Prize working the tax beat for the New York Times and authored the seminal book, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super-Rich–and Cheat Everybody Else.

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April 15, 2023 11:24 PM
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Editorial: We must invest in the IRS. It’s the only way to ensure all Americans pay the taxes they owe - Chicago Tribune

Editorial: We must invest in the IRS. It’s the only way to ensure all Americans pay the taxes they owe - Chicago Tribune | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Imagine investing $80 over a decade and getting a $180 return. Pretty good deal, right? Now multiply those figures by a billion dollars and you get an idea of how much American citizens will benefit from additional federal funds being allocated to the Internal Revenue Service.

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October 1, 2022 8:54 PM
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Republican Joni Ernst targets IRS workers while big-money tax cheats get away with it - RawStory.com

Republican Joni Ernst targets IRS workers while big-money tax cheats get away with it - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst loves to talk about “making them squeal” in Washington, D.C.

Frequently, the Iowa Republican will target an often-obscure part of the federal budget and complain about waste.

Lately, the Internal Revenue Service has been in her sights.

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April 10, 2019 10:03 AM
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Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. — ProPublica.org

Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. — ProPublica.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service.

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February 10, 2019 2:02 PM
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Trump Voters FREAK OUT After Realizing They Aren’t Getting Tax Cuts - The Ring of Fire Network 

Trump Voters FREAK OUT After Realizing They Aren’t Getting Tax Cuts - The Ring of Fire Network  | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Trump voters have taken to Twitter to express their outrage over the fact that they aren’t getting those lofty tax cuts that the Republicans promised them.When the legislation was passed, middle class and working class Americans were told that their taxes would go down starting in 2019, but so far...

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It was only a matter of time until the vampire Republicans in the GOP leadership incurred the ire of their taxpaying, working class and middle-class constituents because nobody likes getting double-crossed. Nobody.

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