The Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act looks poised to become law. The plan would bring on 87,000 new employees to “target regular, everyday Americans” The plan is to spend $80 billion on the tax code over the next 10 years. The cost of the plan would be paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy.

There are 300 vacancies for the role, which pays between $50,704 – $89,636 annually. The job is really about sniffing out income and accounting irregularities to build legal cases. One of the potential duties is “conducting or participat[ing] in surveillance, armed escorts, dignitary protection, undercover operations, execution of search and arrest warrants, seizures, etc.

The IRS’ annual data book shows in the last fiscal year, it had almost 79,000 full-time workers, nearly a 13% decrease from fiscal year 2012. It would be a multi-year hiring plan and it would encompass extra auditors plus an array of other jobs as other IRS workers left or retired.

More than half of the $80 billion in supplemental funding in the Inflation Reduction Act would be earmarked for more tax compliance enforcement. Government data shows the decrease in tax compliance is especially sharp for higher earners. More than half the funding would go to enforcement of tax laws.

Biden administration officials have pledged that the extra enforcement will not be directed at small businesses and households making less than $400,000. Three-quarters of voters say they are not personally worried about getting audited if the IRS gets its funding influx, a Morning Consult/Politico poll says.
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