"Millionaire tax dodgers like Donald Trump get away with paying little to no federal income tax in part because IRS funding has dropped over 20% since 2010," Chu tweeted Monday, referring to recent New York Times reporting showing that Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017.
As Americans’ trust in the IRS plummets, @RepJudyChu and I are leading 25 House members calling on congressional leadership to increase IRS funding to after rich tax cheats. pic.twitter.com/Hr53L0rUDE — Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) November 30, 2020.
"Enforcement activity for many high-income nonfilers," the CBO found, "has been reduced to a series of notices.".
"The IRS has acknowledged that's true," ProPublica noted, "but professes it can't change anything unless it is given more money.".
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"The IRS should not continue an enforcement program focused on low-income taxpayers, singling out Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients, just because it is cheaper and easier.".
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