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A Commonsense Bill That Will Ensure IRS Agents Do Their Jobs

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President Joe Biden wants to increase taxes and ramp up tax enforcement, including spending an additional $80 billion to double the number of IRS agents. But taxpayers deserve assurance that current and potentially new IRS agents will perform the jobs they were hired to do, instead of working for their union on taxpayers’ dime.

That’s why Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced the IRS Customer Service Improvement Act to prohibit IRS employees from abandoning their posts during the busy tax-filing season as taxpayers continue to pay their salaries and benefits. This bill is just one of many proposals introduced by Braun and others to improve the integrity and effectiveness of the IRS.

This notion that someone could not show up to their job and work for a separate, self-interested entity while collecting a paycheck for the work they did not do is an anathema to most Americans. For public-sector employees, it’s simply “official time.”

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