Letters
| January 9, 2023

Letter to Representatives Smith and Steel Supporting the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 23

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the Family and Small Business Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 23. This legislation would rescind the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’s billions in funding for the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) expanded enforcement efforts, while retaining funding for the IRS to focus on improving taxpayer services and modernizing operations to serve taxpayers. It is disheartening that Congress would earmark $45.6 billion (58%) for enforcement efforts while only providing $3 billion (4%) for taxpayer services from the $80 billion allocated to the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Before considering how to penalize taxpayers, the agency should address the immense backlog facing the agency and how to better assist taxpayers with compliance.

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