Harshbarger Introduces Bill Targeting IRS
Right on time for tax day, US Representative for the first district, Diana Harshbarger, has introduced legislation in the US House regarding the IRS. Harshbarger introduced the Simplify, Don’t Amplify, the IRS Act, which would implement reforms to bring more transparency and accountability to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and help ensure that the IRS cannot be weaponized against American Taxpayers. Under this bill, several taxpayer safeguards and protections would be enshrined into law. That would include codifying a Trump Administration rule that protects groups regardless of political affiliation or beliefs, and prohibits the IRS from publicizing donor information.
It would increase the penalty for releasing private taxpayer information and make it easier to terminate employees found responsible for doing so. Harshbarger’s bill would also prohibit the IRS from launching targeted audits. In introducing the bill Harshbarger commented that at a time when Federal agencies are being weaponized under the Biden Administration, it’s “critical that Congress leads on this issue and protects the American Taxpayer from one of the most dreaded 3-letter agencies.”