- The 2023 tax filing season officially opened Monday and closes on April 18.
- “The IRS answered too small a share of the total number of calls they received last year,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo said in a statement released Monday. “These 5,000 new hires will … help address the continued elevation of call volumes we’ve experienced over the past two years.”
- Millions of taxpayers are still waiting on their federal refunds.
- Treasury officials also said Monday that the IRS had hired about 650 additional people to provide in-person support at taxpayer assistance centers.
- Congressional Republicans and others have railed against the passage of the multi-billion bill, saying the money will go to hire 87,000 new IRS auditors who will target hardworking Americans.
- The first vote on legislation by the new Republican-controlled House was to approved a bill that would rescind nearly $80 billion for the Internal Revenue Service.
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