Five ways to fix the IRS, starting with a halt to most audits
By Nina E. Olson
The Washington Post
Pause all audits for four months and bring retired people back to work until the agency clears its backlog of tax returns
If there is one thing we’ve learned over the past two years, it is that the Internal Revenue Service is vital to the economic health of our nation. In the midst of a pandemic it has delivered $800 billion in economic impact payments (EIPs), or stimulus checks, almost $93 billion in advance child tax credits, and additional billions in employee retention and sick and family leave credits.