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IRS hiring agents that must ‘carry gun,’ ‘use deadly force’ during ‘dangerous assignments’

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is hiring special agents that will be required to “carry a firearm” and “be willing to use deadly force” during possible “dangerous assignments,” according to a job posting on the IRS website.

The special agents will be part of IRS Criminal Investigation Division, described as the service’s “law enforcement branch,” which is designed to combine “accounting skills with law enforcement skills to investigate financial crimes.”

The position’s “major duties” include:

  • Maintain “honesty and integrity.”
  • Work at least 50 hours each week, including irregular hours.
  • Be on-call 24/7, including holidays and weekends.
  • Maintain physical readiness to “effectively respond to life-threatening situations on the job.”
  • Carry a gun and “be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.
  • Participate in arrests, execution of search warrants, and other “dangerous assignments.”

The IRS is offering a salary of $50,704 – $89,636 per year for the position. The job advertisement has been posted since February, but it’s gaining renewed attention in the wake of the Democrat’s latest bill, which includes nearly $80 billion in funding for the IRS.

The massive funding boost will allow the IRS to hire nearly 87,000 new employees, more than doubling the service’s current size and making it larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.

The Biden administration claimed on Tuesday that no one making under $400,000 per year will face new audits as a result of the funding. Notably, an amendment to the bill that would have forced the IRS to follow that standard – limiting new audits to those making $400,000 or more per year – failed 50-50 in the Senate.

Every Democrat voted against the proposal, whereas every Republican voted in favor of protecting “low- and middle-income earning American taxpayers from an onslaught of audits from an army of new Internal Revenue Service auditors funded by an unprecedented, nearly $, infusion of new funds.”

According to IRS data, more than half of the audits performed in 2021 targeted taxpayers making less than $75,000 per year, as reported by The Washington Post. Additionally, over 40 percent of audits were aimed at taxpayers who received the earned income tax credit, which is a measure to help reduce poverty.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said the funding will “put the IRS on steroids.”

“You don’t need that many IRS agents to go after a few people they say are very, very rich,” Barrasso said, adding “families, farmers and the small businesses of Americans, that’s who’s going to bear the burden of this legislation.”

The Washington Post reported that experts believe lower income earners are more often targeted by IRS audits because they don’t have the means to push back — unlike wealthy people, who can hire accountants and lawyers to fight IRS enforcement.

Yellen directs IRS not to use new funding to increase chances of audits of Americans making less than $400,000

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday directed the Internal Revenue Service not to use any of the new funding allocated in the Democrats’ new welfare and climate bill to increase the chances of Americans making less than $400,000 a year getting audited, according to a copy of the letter obtained exclusively by CNN.

The letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig comes amid attacks from Republicans that the $80 billion the Inflation Reduction Act would give to the IRS over the next 10 years would result in more middle-class Americans and small businesses getting audited. The Biden administration has repeatedly said the IRS would focus on increased enforcement activity on high-wealth taxpayers and large corporations and not target households who earn less than $400,000 a year.
“Specifically, I direct that any additional resources—including any new personnel or auditors that are hired—shall not be used to increase the share of small business or households below the $400,000 threshold that are audited relative to historical levels,” Yellen wrote in the letter to Rettig. “This means that, contrary to the misinformation from opponents of this legislation, small business or households earning $400,000 per year or less will not see an increase in the chances that they are audited.”
Enforcement resources, Yellen said, will instead “focus on high-end noncompliance.”
The new IRS funding is projected to raise $124 billion in additional tax revenue over the next 10 years, which is a key way Democrats plan to offset the cost of their plan to lower prescription drug costs and combat climate change.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives still needs to approve the legislation, which passed the Senate on Sunday after months of painstaking negotiations. Because of their narrow 50-seat majority in the Senate, Democrats used a special, filibuster-proof process to approve the $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill without Republican votes.
Rettig, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump to lead the IRS, told lawmakers last week that low- and middle-income taxpayers would not be the focus of increased enforcement action. He said better technology and customer service would also make it less likely that compliant taxpayers would be audited.
The bill itself says the new funding is not “intended to increase taxes on any taxpayer or small business with a taxable income below $400,000.”
But Republicans continue to fiercely oppose the new IRS funding and make claims about increased audits on middle-class Americans.
The Republican National Committee and several Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, claim the new funding will create 87,000 new IRS agents. But that number is misleading. Treasury did estimate in 2021 that a nearly $80 billion investment in the IRS could allow the agency to hire 86,852 full-time employees over the course of a decade. But that figure accounts for all workers, not solely enforcement agents. Rettig also told lawmakers that the IRS would need to hire 52,000 people over the next six years just to maintain current staffing level to replace those who retire or otherwise leave.