Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2016)
By Michael Cohn
Despite years of cuts to the Internal Revenue Service budget and its employee count, the agency is nonetheless collecting more tax revenue, according to a new report.
The report on IRS compliance activities, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, noted that in fiscal year 2015, the IRS continued to lose employees who could provide taxpayer service and enforce the tax laws. Although there was a slight increase in the IRS’s fiscal 2014 budget, the budget for fiscal 2015 declined 3 percent to $345 million, from $11.3 billion to $10.9 billion.