IRS to hire 3,700 new employees to audit the wealthy

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2023
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The IRS said Friday it has launched a nationwide search to recruit 3,700 new employees that the tax agency said it wants to use to expand audits on the country’s wealthiest taxpayers.

Commissioner Danny Werfel said the agency is looking for high-grade revenue agents, making about $125,000 a year, who can handle the kinds of complex audits required for high-income returns.

“These new employees will be focused on higher-income and complex tax areas like partnerships, not average taxpayers making less than $400,000,” Mr. Werfel said.

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