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Even if you hate the IRS, more money for them would be a good thing

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The Westminster Window
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
https://westminsterwindow.com/stories/even-if-you-hate-the-irs-more-money-for-them-would-be-a-good-thing,268560

The IRS is the government agency that everyone loves to hate.

More than 30 years ago, I was one of more than 100,000 IRS employees. I left many good friends behind in 1982, but I sympathize with the taxpayers (many of whom are now clients) who characterize IRS workers as unresponsive and arrogant. The numbers support the impression: When I was there, we measured our response to taxpayer inquiries at 80 percent. Not great.