Shifts by the Internal Revenue Service from a focus on taxpayer service to enforcement, and of the management of the Business Systems Modernization program from contractors to staff entail risks, according to the Government Accountability Office.

In its assessment of the IRS 2006 budget request, the GAO noted that the IRS budget requested for 2006 includes an 8 percent increase for enforcement and a 1 percent decrease and a 2 percent decrease for taxpayer service and BSM, respectively. 

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