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Graph: IRS Budget and Employees 2002-2008

Source: IRS and IRS Oversight Board analysis

The IRS Oversight Board commends the IRS for the steady progress it has made in delivering quality taxpayer service and improving tax return processing. To its credit, it has done so with declining resources. As shown in this figure, when its budget is adjusted for inflation, the IRS has received fewer resources compared to FY2002 and its workforce has shrunk by almost 15,000 employees.

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