The political battles over the IRS, taxation

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Heard On The Morning Show
Front of the IRS building in Washington, D.C.
The exterior of the IRS building in Washington, on March 22, 2013. With an $80 billion infusion of funds through Democrats’ flagship climate and health law, and a direct hiring authority that has helped rebuild its ranks, the IRS is beginning to see a “light at the end of the tunnel” of its customer service struggles, says the National Taxpayer Advocate. Susan Walsh/ AP Photo

As tax season gears up, a ProPublica reporter explains the political battles over IRS funding. Will a funding boost for the IRS create an army of auditors riffling through your returns or will it make taxation fairer? We also look at why filing taxes isn’t simpler.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Paul Kiel Guest

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