Poll Shows Many Americans Think IRS Will Target Middle Class, Small Businesses

IRS Poll Shows Most Americans Think They're Coming After Them

New POLL Released – Deep Distrust in the IRS Reported

(ConservativeHub.com) – Since its inception, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has conducted audits on Americans to ensure they correctly calculated and paid their fair share of taxes to the government. While some people go their whole lives without experiencing an audit, others live in fear of it every time they file. A new survey showed many citizens believe the IRS is heading for both middle-class Americans and small-businesses.

On Tuesday, August 30, the Trafalgar Group for the Convention of States Action published a study conducted from August 19 to 23 about the IRS and the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. The new bill includes a stipulation allowing the federal agency to hire 87,000 new employees. The researchers asked probable general election voters what they thought those employees might do.

The report reveals that 33% of those surveyed believe the new IRS recruits will “audit middle-class Americans and small businesses,” and 31.6% believe the agency will focus on high-income citizens and major businesses. A mere 3.2% of respondents think the new agents will target cash and tip-paid workers, while 16.4% of respondents were unsure of the details of the new job descriptions.

The Inflation Reduction Act provided the IRS an $80 million budget boost in the coming years. With such a large budget and personnel increase, do you think it’s reasonable for people to wonder when the IRS might head their way?

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