Tell the Senate: Reject House Republicans’ plan to defund the IRS and protect wealthy and corporate tax cheats
In their first order of business, House Republicans voted to repeal IRS funding designed to modernize the IRS and crack down on millionaire, billionaire, and corporate tax cheats.
Since 2010, congressional Republicans have slashed the IRS budget by 20%, leading to delays in processing tax returns and refunds and allowing the richest 1% to avoid paying $160 billion in taxes they owe, each year.
As a result, since then audit rates of millionaires and billionaires have dropped by 71% and audit rates of large corporations have declined by 54%.
Last year, as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats voted to invest $80 billion in the IRS over 10 years to crack down on wealthy and corporate tax cheats and help everyday taxpayers get faster refunds and their phone calls answered. This critical investment in the IRS will raise more than $200 billion in tax revenue.
However, House Republicans have now voted to rip most of that funding away―so their wealthy and corporate donors can continue to avoid paying what they owe in taxes. Their legislation will slash $186 billion of the more than $200 billion in revenue that could be used to help working families afford healthcare, childcare and other essentials.
Add your name. Tell the U.S. Senate to reject House Republicans first order of business: Protecting wealthy and corporate tax cheats by defunding the IRS!
To all U.S. Senators:
Investments made by the Inflation Reduction Act will help modernize the IRS to crack down on wealthy and corporate tax cheats and help everyday taxpayers get faster refunds and their phone calls answered. I demand that you reject the House Republican bill to defund the IRS, which would allow the richest 1% to continue to avoid paying $160 billion in taxes each year that they owe