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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 08:09 PM
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76. July 23, 2006 = I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors
I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors
By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
Published: July 23, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/23/business/23tax.html?e...


The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others.

The administration plans to cut the jobs of 157 of the agencys 345 estate tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel, in less than 70 days. Kevin Brown, an I.R.S. deputy commissioner, confirmed the cuts after The New York Times was given internal documents by people inside the I.R.S. who oppose them. ........
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