Don’t get caught unprepared — the IRS enforcement push is right around the corner.
According to CNBC, the IRS has hired 4,000 new workers as the agency prepares for the 2023 tax filing season. The agency plans to hire 1,000 more before the end of the year, with most training being complete by Presidents Day.
Commissioner Chuck Rettig has said the new hires will be trained to assist with taxpayer phone support, which the agency has struggled to service since the start of the pandemic. But as the IRS continues to welcome a surge of new hires, we are cautioning that these developments could signal the dawn of a new era of IRS enforcement.
The federal government is already signaling that it wants to invest more in the IRS, aiming to upgrade its operations and infrastructure following a period of what many see as lax enforcement. With this influx of new workers, the IRS could become more aggressive in its collection actions in the coming years.
At Boxelder, we’re advising taxpayers to get out ahead of this new push — in other words, don’t be the low-hanging fruit for the new era of IRS case workers. If you have missing tax returns or you’ve been putting off your tax issue for awhile, now is the time to rip the bandaid off.
Don’t wait for the knock at the door — call Boxelder today!