September 03, 2022

IRS Exposes More Confidential Taxpayer Information as Democrats Reward Agency with $80 Billion

House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted on Friday to posting confidential taxpayer information of 120,000 individuals on the agency’s website:

“The IRS continues to singlehandedly shred its own credibility with the American taxpayer,” said House Budget Committee Republican Leader Smith. “This is the same agency that under the Biden Administration leaked taxpayer information last year for political gain, and the same agency that was caught targeting conservatives during the Obama Administration. But rather than hold the IRS accountable, Washington Democrats have made common cause with it. In their recently enacted Inflation Act, Democrats rewarded the IRS with an additional $80 billion so it can hire 87,000 new agents to target more working-class American families with more audits, bureaucratic paperwork, and higher taxes. Rather than scrutinize the behavior of the IRS and actually get answers for taxpayers, Democrats are empowering the agency to further scrutinize the lives of the American people.”

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