FACT CHECK: IRS

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130


What Republicans are Saying
The health care bill will create a massive new IRS bureaucracy to collect taxes to pay for the bill.
 
Who’s the latest to say it?
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) just said on the House Floor that the reform bill “has provisions that will hire ... 18,000 new Internal Revenue Service agents to police every one of the 300 million Americans ... to ensure that they comply with a new mandate that is imposed by this measure.”
 
Here’s the Truth
The IRS will be working hard to pay out the largest tax cut for health care in history—benefitting 40 million middle class families and 4 million small businesses. In order to ensure that those who are eligible are aware of these new tax incentives and are able to claim them, the IRS will promote these taxpayer services.
 
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