The following is an excerpt from Just The News.
Many Americans are expressing concerns that the Internal Revenue Service will use additional funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to audit average taxpayers, amid data showing that most Americans believe the agency is too bloated and political.
"Are we actually going after lower-income people or are we going after higher-income people?" one woman, Adrian, told FOX Business in an article published Tuesday. "My concern is that the lower-income people are losing out on this policy change."
The act, which Democrats approved in the Senate 51-50 on a party line vote Sunday and still needs to pass the House, would raise taxes on most Americans, according to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.
Mike, who has been previously audited, told Fox that he thinks the expansion means the IRS will "go after the small guy."
"I don't think they go after big companies," he said.
Others felt that the funding boost could be used differently.
"I guess in theory if they hire more people, then they will catch more people evading taxes," a man named Kofie said. "But definitely feel like the money could be allocated somewhere else, like infrastructure, education system, something like that."
Their concerns align with a Trafalgar Group survey released late last month, showing that 58.5% of Americans agree that federal bureaucracies such as the EPA, CDC and IRS have "grown too large and only serve their own political interests." ...
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