by Roger Russell The Internal Revenue Service is pursuing high-dollar abusive tax schemes and low-dollar earned income tax credit noncompliance, but it is neglecting the broad area in the middle, according to National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson.

The government’s failure to aggressively enforce the tax laws with respect to self-employed persons ranks among the top problems confronting the Internal Revenue Service, and may require a system of withholding on payments to self-employed persons, she said.

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