The Center for a Free Economy is proud to support the Tax Gap Reform and IRS Enforcement Act.
Congressional Democrats' answer to Americans' frustrations with the IRS is to hire more tax bureaucrats to audit them. This bill provides a welcome reform-based alternative. People are fed up with being told they are tax cheats by academics and bureaucrats who have never signed the front of a paycheck, and that they must become the subject of fishing expedition audits in service to a fabricated "tax gap."
Reining in the tax gap estimation and audit process gives taxpayers a fair shake if the tax man comes knocking. Congress should focus on getting the IRS to answer phone calls and correspondence in a timely manner, not on new audits.