The House Ways and Means Committee released a new report Wednesday on the Internal Revenue Service’s declining level of customer service during the 2015 tax-filing season, blaming the IRS for diverting funds away from taxpayer service to finance other priorities such as implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The report, from the Republican side of the committee, attempts to counter the IRS’s claim that its lackluster performance was due to budget cuts, citing evidence that the IRS deliberately cut funding for customer service that was under its control.

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