After lawmakers on both sides of the aisle had earmarked some $429 million for IT upgrades at the Internal Revenue Service, drafters of the current $820 billion spending bill now wending its way through the House, have slashed that total roughly $390 million.  In addition, the IRS would be unable to begin using the monies until its spending plan has been approved by appropriations committees in both the House and the Senate, the Treasury, and the Office of Management and Budget. The IRS plan would also be reviewed by the General Accounting Office.The appropriations bill allocates the IRS some $4.2 billion for enforcement, among other funding measures.

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