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IRS in the Pandemic, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, October 7, 2020   [open pdf - 216KB]

This is the October 7, 2020 hearing on "IRS [Internal Revenue Service] in the Pandemic," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Gerald E. Connolly: "The Internal Revenue Service collects more than $3.5 trillion in taxes, roughly 95 percent of the Federal revenue. And it manages the distribution of more than $370 billion every year in refunds. The revenue the IRS collects for the Federal Government funds critical programs and benefits like Social Security, Medicare, and veterans health services. [...] The IRS is a critical agency that we turn to in the Nation's hour of dire need. Today's hearing will examine how that agency was ill-prepared to meet those needs. We'll look at how decades of deliberate starvation of the IRS prompted a dire financial situation and left an agency with what a former taxpayer advocate referred to as a prehistoric IT [information technology] infrastructure." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles P. Rettig, Erin M. Collins, and Vijay A. D'Souza.

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Serial No. 116-125
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2020
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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