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Why the IRS Still Focuses on the Middle Class.

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Why the IRS Still Focuses on the Middle Class.

Of course, Joe never had no plans of going after the rich and famous. They gave him over 25 million in one night. So why should he go after part of his base. Here’s the WSJ take on this.

It should come as no surprise that Internal Revenue Service audits continue to target the middle class (“IRS’s Most Wanted: The $200,000 Man,” Review & Outlook, April 3). Any new agents the IRS can hire at a salary of $125,000 will be no match for the more experienced, high-end tax professionals employed by the wealthy. An easier way to recoup the cost of new agents is to go after the many filers who make good money, whose returns aren’t as complex, and who rely on more garden-variety tax advice.

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IRS director told to stand down. DOJ Behind Biden Probe Whistleblower Removal

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IRS director told to stand down. The IRS was handling the Hunter Biden case. They had 12 agents on it. But something strange happened. Not only was the whole team removed, but the DOJ Behind Biden Probe Whistleblower Removal.

IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel says the Department of Justice directed his agency to remove a whistleblower from the investigation into Hunter Biden’s finances, reports Fox News.

“I want to state unequivocally that I have not intervened — and will not intervene — in any way that would impact the status of any whistleblower,” Werfel wrote in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith, R-Mo., and ranking member Richard Neal, D-Mass., in mid-May.

“The IRS whistleblower you reference alleges that the change in their work assignment came at the direction of the Department of Justice. As a general matter and not in reference to any specific case, I believe it is important to emphasize that in any matter involving federal judicial proceedings, the IRS follows the direction of the Justice Department.”

IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel says the Department of Justice directed his agency to remove a whistleblower from the investigation into Hunter Biden’s finances, reports Fox News.

“I want to state unequivocally that I have not intervened — and will not intervene — in any way that would impact the status of any whistleblower,” Werfel wrote in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chair Jason Smith, R-Mo., and ranking member Richard Neal, D-Mass., in mid-May.

“The IRS whistleblower you reference alleges that the change in their work assignment came at the direction of the Department of Justice. As a general matter and not in reference to any specific case, I believe it is important to emphasize that in any matter involving federal judicial proceedings, the IRS follows the direction of the Justice Department.”

Werfel also said he contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in response to allegations of retaliation.

“When I first learned of the allegations of retaliation referenced in your letter and in media reports on May 16, 2023, I contacted the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). In light of laws and policies designed to protect the integrity of pending proceedings, I am unable to provide details on this matter.”

“TIGTA confirmed that my role as commissioner in any whistleblower proceeding is not an investigative one. When an IRS employee raises allegations of this kind, the commissioner’s office does not run an investigation, seek the identity of the whistleblower, or similarly intervene; instead, the inspector general serves as a critical guardian of the whistleblower process and conducts relevant inquiries into the matter,” he added.

 

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