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Aug 31, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 increases the IRS budget by roughly $80 billion over 10 years. The funds are broken down into four main categories: taxpayer services, business system modernization, operations support and enforcement.

On this Tax Section Odyssey episode, April Walker, CPA, CGMA, Lead Manager — AICPA Tax Section, talks with Gloria Sullivan, Managing Director, Tax Controversy & Regulatory Services — PwC, who spent 37 years with the IRS Large Business & International (LB&I) division. Gloria provides her insights on differentiating between the funding categories and understanding the ins and outs of the IRS from a personnel, budgetary and personal perspective.

What you’ll learn in this episode

  • Introspection at the IRS — How it’s changed over the years and the current environment (1.20)
  • IRS funding provisions set forth in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (8.48)
  • Deeper dive and insider look at the funding provisions (14.44)
  • Insights regarding the IRS backlog (18.42)
  • Can the IRS move funds from one category to another (22.21)
  • Enforcement insights on a comparison of statutes and the U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s letter to Commissioner Rettig (25.03)
  • A page from Gloria’s travel journal (32.49)

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