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Riding the IRS (Politico)

Politico, February 22, 2021

Riding the IRS

For his part, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig has noticed the heat his agency is taking from the Hill. Rettig noted last week during an event with the New York City Bar Association that the IRS really only hears from lawmakers when they have a complaint, not when there are any congratulations to offer. His case in point: Rettig argued that much of the public attention on the IRS’s administration of the first round of stimulus checks centered on dead people getting payments, a situation where he noted the agency just followed the law as written by Congress.

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