The Inflation Reduction Act includes $80 billion in new funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), along with hiring thousands of new employees. Biden administration officials say the funds will go toward enforcement efforts directed at the wealthy and large corporations. How about looking at powerful tax-exempt organizations such as labor unions?
In the past, one of the largest unions, the National Education Association (NEA), played fast and loose with its political reporting to the IRS. NEA’s failures led to an IRS audit. Today, another teacher’s union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), appears to be doing something similar. If the IRS is serious about increasing enforcement of the tax laws, it should task a few of the thousands of new hires to look