Budget cuts at the Internal Revenue Service are taking a toll on the agency’s ability to safeguard against identity theft and close the tax gap, according to the head of the employees union.
“The need for sufficient enforcement staffing is more important than ever,” National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen M. Kelley said in testimony submitted to the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Organization for a hearing Thursday (see IRS Prodded to Cut Identity Theft and Tax Gap). Kelly was not present to at the hearing to testify, but her testimony was included in the record.
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