Audits and criminal referrals are down sharply by the IRS since Congress cut the tax agency’s budget and management changed priorities.
1. How many cases did the IRS’s criminal division bring last year?
2. How many cases did the IRS’s criminal division bring in 2010?
3. According to the IRS’s estimates, how much in taxes goes unpaid by businesses each year?
Eisenger, J. and P. Kiel. (2018) After Budget Cuts, The IRS’ Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing ‘Collapse’. Talking Points Memo, Oct. 1 (Retrievable online at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/irs-work-against-tax-cheats-collapse).