Stepped-Up IRS Could Hurt Poor, Middle Class The Most

  • Democrats’ massive spending package currently making its way through Congress would ramp up IRS audits targeting the American people — audits which, according to recent studies, would likely impact lower-income and middle-class taxpayers the most.

  • The so-called Inflation Reduction Act includes nearly $80 billion in additional funding for the IRS over 10 years. More than half of the total funding, $45.6 billion, is for stepped up “enforcement” of tax compliance, including more audits.