(FOX 13) -
The IRS has been caught up in scandal, and Congress is still investigating allegations of misconduct.
But Congress could still give the IRS more power and resources to investigate taxpayers and collect.
Federal lawmakers are considering plans that would increase fines for
tax preparers, increase questions for taxpayers regarding the deduction
for home mortgage interest, revoke passports for some who owe back
taxes, and allow private debt collectors to pursue people with unpaid
To fund things like highway projects, Congress is looking for ways to
bring in more revenue without raising taxes, so it is considering ways
to crack down on tax deadbeats.
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