Help Wanted!

I see the signs in nearly every county I visit in Iowa on my 99 County Tour.  America is facing a shortage of teachers, nurses, child care providers, construction workers, truck drivers, Army recruits, and even accountants.

Short on accountants, huh? Well, that’s something taxpayers everywhere need to be very concerned about. 

Why? Because the Democrats’ response to the nationwide need for essential workers is to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.

The reckless tax and spending bill passed by DC Democrats this month more than doubles the size of the IRS, which already has nearly 80,000 full time employees.

So what are the new IRS agents being hired to do?

Audit America, of course!  And very aggressively if a job announcement on the agency’s website is any indication.  The IRS says it’s seeking armed accountants willing to participate in “life-threatening situations on the job.” Sounds pretty crazy, right?

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says with the supersized staff, the IRS audit rate “would rise for ALL taxpayers” regardless of income, and would even result in audits of innocent Americans who have paid their taxes and don’t owe the IRS anything.

That’s right, even if you paid your taxes, you still could be subjected to an unfair and costly IRS audit by the Biden administration’s army of IRS agents!

Washington doesn’t need any more IRS agents, it needs to simplify the tax code.  If it wasn’t so complicated to calculate your tax bill, it would be a lot easier to complete your return and avoid making mistakes.

Ironically, hundreds of employees at the IRS itself were recently found to be willfully delinquent on their own tax bills, and the tax collecting agency did little to discipline the tax evaders on its very own payroll. Revenue officers who collect delinquent taxes, and even a criminal investigator, were among those who willfully cheated on their taxes.

In total, 1,250 IRS employees were identified to have not paid their tax bills in full or on time, by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).  More than 300 were repeat offenders who had previously not paid their taxes on time or in full!

IRS staffers gave “a variety of excuses” for not paying their taxes, including forgetting to report all income or being unable to use TurboTax…yes, you read that right.

Folks, we have a real problem if the IRS staff that enforces the tax law won’t pay their own taxes and can’t even understand how to properly fill out the agency’s tax forms!

August 2022 Squeal Award: Audit the IRS!

For all of these reasons, I am giving my August 2022 Squeal Award to the IRS.

I am also asking TIGTA to once again audit the IRS to ensure those who are being paid with the taxes collected out of the pockets of hardworking Americans are also paying their fair share.

Do you have an example of government waste or inefficiencies that I should take a look at? Send me an email by clicking here.

Thank you!