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Mnuchin: More IRS Resources and Staff Needed

January 19, 2017

Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin emphasized the importance of sufficiently funding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today, saying:

I am concerned about the staffing of the IRS. It is an important part of fixing the tax gap and I am very

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IRS Has Cut Enforcement Staff by 23 Percent Since 2010

EITC, CTC Together Lifted 9.8 Million out of Poverty in 2015

October 19, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) together lifted 9.8 million Americans out of poverty last year and made 22.0 million others less poor, CBPP analysis of new Census data shows.  The data allow us to measure of the impact of the entire credits — including both the refundable and non-refundable pieces of the CTC, in addition to the EITC....

Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Have Powerful Antipoverty Impact