IRS Expansion Led to 53% Increase in Prosecutions

Additional staffing and a post-pandemic focus on tax fraud have led to the IRS and its U.S. Sentencing Commission prosecuting 53% more tax offenders in the past two years

  • In a state-by-state breakdown, those attempting fraud against the IRS in the states of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wyoming had the greatest chance of getting caught.
  • Note Done Yet: The Biden administration plans to add 30,000 IRS employees over the next two years as part of an $80 billion funding mandate from the Inflation Reduction Act passed in the summer of 2022.

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