Obama Budget Seeks More Funding For IRS Outreach

Law360, New York (March 4, 2014, 5:05 PM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service would see a 7 percent increase in funding for taxpayer services under President Obama's 2015 budget proposal, reversing a recent trend that has hampered the agency's outreach efforts.

The proposal calls for $2.3 billion in IRS funding for services designed to improve the accuracy and timeliness of the agency's responses to taxpayers. The 2015 funding request — up from $2.1 billion a year ago — would also go toward making IRS tools and services available online.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said the...
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