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New Congress Must Fund IRS, Refocus Its Enforcement Priorities

December 20, 2018

The incoming Congress should give the IRS the funds to restore its ability to adequately collect revenue, a basic government function. IRS underfunding since 2010 has led to two concerning, related trends, as ProPublica reports: a significant decline in audit rates, especially among large corporations and high-income...

Sharp Decline in Audit Rates for Large Corporations and High-Income Filers (2017)

ITEP-Prosperity Now: 2017 Tax Law Gives White Households in Top 1% More Than All Races in Bottom 60%

October 11, 2018

We’ve explained that the 2017 tax law largely ignored working-class families, instead delivering large tax cuts to the most well-off and large, profitable corporations. A new analysis...

2017 Tax Law Gives White Households in Top 1% More Than All Races in Bottom 60%

Senate Bill Would Shortchange IRS, Again

June 29, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee-approved 2019 budget for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would further weaken the agency’s ability to serve taxpayers and enforce the 2017 tax law. At $11.3 billion, the committee’s proposed level for the IRS is below the...

 IRS Funding Has Fallen Sharply, Is Targeted For Deeper Cuts In Senate Committee Bill

House Bill Leaves IRS Enforcement Depleted

May 24, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee’s 2019 funding bill for the IRS doesn’t begin to address the decline in enforcement funding in recent years. That’s particularly ill-advised as the IRS soon begins enforcing the 2017 tax law, which creates many new...

House Bill Would Leave IRS Enforcement Division Funding 25 Percent Below 2010 Level

New Estate Tax Cut Encourages More Wealthy Individuals to Skirt Capital Gains Tax

May 17, 2018

The 2017 tax law not only delivers large, direct tax cuts to wealthy Americans but also creates myriad opportunities for them to push the boundaries of the tax code to reduce their tax bills further, which would make the law even costlier and more tilted to the top...

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2017 Tax Law Used Potential Infrastructure Money for Corporate Tax Cuts

May 16, 2018

This week is the sixth annual National Infrastructure Week, a bipartisan event designed to draw attention to the severe need to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Policymakers appear ...

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