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What’s the GOP House’s first item on the agenda? the (tax) police are being defunded.

House Republicans want to claw back $80 billion from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS desperately needs to increase enforcement, particularly against wealthy tax scofflaws. Audit rates of mega-corporations and millionaires have plummeted over the past decade, he says. Tax gap estimated to be somewhere around half a trillion dollars annually in recent years. Audits in 2012 of those corporate giants had turned up an additional $10 billion in unreported taxes, TRAC found. The number of IRS personnel in key enforcement occupations has fallen by more than 40 percent since 2010.