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What’s In Store for IRS 2022 Enforcement Agenda (Podcast)

Jan. 3, 2022, 9:45 AM

Tax pros are keeping a close eye on Capitol Hill negotiations, with the Internal Revenue Service’s 2022 enforcement agenda dependent on how much money Congress gives it to do the job.

The Biden administration wants to give the IRS a funding increase for fiscal 2022, plus an additional $80 billion in funding over a decade as part of its stalled tax and social spending package. The goal: give the agency extra resources so it can more aggressively crack down on tax evasion.

On today’s episode of weekly Talking Tax podcast, two tax enforcement professionals discuss what the new year may have in store at the IRS’ enforcement arm. Michelle Levin, a shareholder at Dentons, and Alina Solodchikova, a principal at RSM US, talk about where they think the agency’s enforcement targets will be—everything from microcaptive insurance and conservation easements to cryptocurrency.

Listen here.

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