How Regulations Are Making it Easier to Dodge Taxes

Each year, Americans of all stripes underpay the IRS by hundreds of billions, aided by the fact that the agency lacks the resources to catch all the cheaters. IRS funding has been cut substantially in recent years, setting off a chain reaction of underenforcement and undercollection — including a 30 percent cut in “key enforcement occupations,” which has translated into fewer audits. 


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