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When will Republicans quit fearmongering about the 87,000 IRS employees the US will hire to plug holes in the service & replace retirees?

[quote]Most people think that hiring 87,000 IRS agents is a large amount and that they will be pumping out business and individual audits at an unprecedented speed. What most people do not understand is that this 87,000 has to be spread across hundreds of IRS departments, meaning 87,000 is a small number for a federal agency that has been severely understaffed for years. It can take, on average, two years for an auditor or collection agent to be released into the wild and have taxpayer contact; most of the time, that individual will not make it through the rigorous two training program, which means that only a fraction of those 87,000 will make it to the finish line.[/quote]
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
Never. They want to defund the IRS so they can keep cheating on their taxes.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
As well as improving customer service. They can't even seem to grasp the fact that it isn't all for "agents" or "auditors" but adding basic customer service people to answer the phones as well and a big chunk is playing catch up on technology.
windinhishair · 61-69, M
@dancingtongue My brother and his wife worked for the IRS for a couple of decades until about five years ago. The computer technology was always ten to fifteen years old, outdated and problematic. I have no doubt it still is.
dancingtongue · 80-89, M
@windinhishair My daughter-in-law had to spend most of a full day on the phone to get a piece of information on her recently deceased mother. Only to be told she needed to talk to someone else and get in the queue again.
windinhishair · 61-69, M
@dancingtongue That doesn't surprise me at all. The IRS has been inadequately funded for generations.
windinhishair · 61-69, M
They will never stop. They have been told by their handlers that it is bad.

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