[B]udget cuts forced the IRS to trim 8,000 full-time workers from its rolls, 5,000 of whom were auditors. Those layoffs amounted to a 14 percent reduction in the agency’s enforcement staff, which caused the money that the IRS collects through audits to fall off by 13 percent.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Costly Decline of the IRS
Fiscal austerity has proved costly, Businessweek reports: