October 20,2023

Wyden Statement on IRS Investments in Customer Service, Enforcement Against Wealthy Tax Cheats

Washington, D.C.— Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement in response to the Internal Revenue Service update on its use of Inflation Reduction Act funds to go after wealthy tax cheats and improve customer service for regular tax filers:

Investing in the IRS is already paying off with better customer service for taxpayers and a real plan to crack down on the worst wealthy and corporate tax cheats. I’m particularly encouraged by the agency’s blueprint for using artificial intelligence, analytics and its own experts to identify 60 of the largest megacorporations for audits, and using its new resources to crack down on the tax games multinational companies use to avoid paying their fair share. I’ll continue to defend these enforcement efforts against the far-right’s effort to roll back these plans and protect corporate malfeasance.”