It's April 18, which means it's tax day in America.
President Joe Biden and the Treasury Department are marking the occasion by pushing Congress for additional IRS funding, which will make the agency even more powerful.
"The IRS needs stable, long-term funding. $80 billion over the course of the next decade will finally give the IRS the capacity to modernize and invest in a 21st century workforce," Counselor for Tax Policy and Implementation Natasha Sarin released in a statement Monday. "It will be a fairer and more equitable tax system, with the agency able to collect from top-earning evaders who currently skirt their responsibilities. And it will mean an IRS that is able to serve the American people the way that it wants to, and the way that they deserve. These changes will not happen overnight, but meaningful progress can be made swiftly—well in time for next Tax Day, and certainly those beyond."
Sarin laments the IRS has too few workers and therefore, a backlog of tax return processing persists. She also claims the agency is "chronically underfunded" and "starving" of taxpayer dollars.