Washington (April 15, 2004) -- Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., set the bar for the Internal Revenue Service to raise voluntary taxpayer compliance to a 90 percent level by 2010.
The ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee projected that, at that level, the IRS would raise a minimum of $100 billion in additional revenues on an annual basis. Currently, the voluntary compliance rate is roughly 85 percent.
Baucus said the “gap” caused by non-compliance for both corporate and individual filers exceeds $311 billion annually.
He also supports increasing funding for the IRS in an effort to hire more enforcement agents. The White House’s fiscal 2005 budget proposal has earmarked a 5 percent funding increase for the IRS.
-- WebCPA staff

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