(Washington Freebeacon) IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers on Wednesday that implementing a flat tax would be simpler than the current tax system and would save the agency a lot of money.
At a hearing of the House Small Business Committee, Koskinen urged lawmakers to approve President Obama's 2017 budget for the IRS, which increases funding for the agency.
"The IRS's funding was cut significantly for the five years from 2011 to 2015, and those reductions have taken a toll on both taxpayer service and enforcement programs," the commissioner said. "I continue to urge Congress to approve the president's fiscal year 2017 budget for the IRS, which requests a base increase of $530 million over the fiscal year 2016 enacted level."
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