1. IRS union fights proposed budget cuts | Accounting Today

    The head of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents Internal Revenue Service employees, is asking Congress not to cut the IRS budget again. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing Wednesday on the fiscal year 2018 Treasury Department budget. The administration’s budget calls for reducing IRS funding by another $260 million below the level enacted in fiscal 2017 and reducing overall IRS staffing by more than 4,200.

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    1. NTEU knows any further reductions in funding and staffing will further exacerbate the adverse impact previous cuts have had on IRS' ability to provide taxpayers with the service they need and enforcement of our nation's tax laws.
    2. While we will continue to look for efficiencies in our operation, it is important to recognize that the IRS remains one of the most efficient tax administrators in the world.
    3. One of the President's promises to the American taxpayer was that he would make sure that their money is spent wisely.