IRS service 'not what the American public deserves,' White House says

IRS service 'not what the American public deserves,' White House says

1/22/2022 2:00:00 AM

IRS service 'not what the American public deserves,' White House says

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the current level of customer service at the IRS is 'not what the American public deserves'

predate the current administration."As the Treasury Department and the IRS have said, the IRS right now has an unacceptable backlog, and the customer service that people are receiving is not what the American public deserves – and the president is very mindful of that," Psaki said. "Many of those challenges are related to the pandemic, but also due to years of underfunding from Congress." 

Psaki said that IRS "has not been equipped with the resources it needs to adequately serve taxpayers in normal times, let alone during a pandemic." Referring to the multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act that has stalled in Congress, she said that President Biden "has prioritized ensuring the IRS gets 80 billion of stable, multi-year funding resources that it needs to best serve the American people."

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Here’s a thought, put the VP in charge. She can’t major it any worse. Here comes another force feed us BS so they can put there thumb on all Americans for more tax enforcement, just put there ass back to the office and work. That’s 1700 new tax auditors per state to check every $600 you spent Great leadership.

Then abolish it Why are citizens paying taxes at all ? Can you name one agency that isn't corrupt ?

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IRS predate the current administration. "As the Treasury Department and the IRS have said, the IRS right now has an unacceptable backlog, and the customer service that people are receiving is not what the American public deserves – and the president is very mindful of that," Psaki said. "Many of those challenges are related to the pandemic, but also due to years of underfunding from Congress."  Psaki said that IRS "has not been equipped with the resources it needs to adequately serve taxpayers in normal times, let alone during a pandemic." Referring to the multi-trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act that has stalled in Congress, she said that President Biden "has prioritized ensuring the IRS gets 80 billion of stable, multi-year funding resources that it needs to best serve the American people." White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images) Psaki added, "We would call on Congress to act now to give the IRS the funding it needs to meet its goal." According to a Congressional Budget Office report from 2020, the IRS saw a 20% reduction in Congressional appropriations in inflation-adjusted dollars since 2010, leading to a 22% reduction in staff.  Since that report, the agency was tasked with the tremendous responsibility of distributing several pandemic-related stimulus checks along with monthly Advanced Child Tax Credit payments, all while facing an unprecedented uptick in call volume amid additional COVID-19-related staffing shortages. Erin Collins, national taxpayer advocate, listens during a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 19, 2021. (Photo by SARAH SILBIGER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images / Getty Images)