Remember when the IRS was gonna hire 87,000 new employees to allow the agency to do an even better job of keeping Americans honest on their tax returns? A lot of conservatives were understandably concerned that this would only give the IRS even more power to crack down on poor- and middle-class Americans. But our concerns were unfounded, they said, because this was about ensuring that the rich pay their fair share. Everyone else would be just fine.
And then we found out about some of the stuff the IRS actually wanted to do. And we’re continuing to find out about the stuff the IRS actually wants to do. And the more we find out about the stuff the IRS wants to do, the less reason we have to trust them. Case in point, their proposal to “establish the Service Industry Tip Compliance Agreement (SITCA) program”:
Those 87,000 new IRS agents that you were promised would only target the rich…
They're coming after waitresses' tips now: "monitoring of employer compliance based on actual annual tip revenue and charge tip data from an employer's point-of-sale system."https://t.co/WAvh0t2cNN
— Mike Palicz (@Mike_Palicz) February 7, 2023
To change your comments display name, click here.