I told you that Congress has given the IRS a dose of what's going on on Main Street for the taxpayers it serves in 2012: a reduced budget for the second year in a row.

So, the IRS complains that it won't be able to walk and chew gum at the same time anymore, with these cuts.  According to the IRS Taxpayer's Advocate Office, taxpayers will now have to choose between continuing good service (huh?) and enforcement.  Ah...choices, choices.

Only 1/3 of scared taxpayers polled by the IRS Oversight Board had the nerve to admit that good service takes a back seat to enforcement at the IRS already.  I haven't seen the polls, but I would venture to guess that 100% of this group had dealt first hand with IRS enforcement agents.

The IRS also blames Congress' obsession with changing the tax code daily: another complaint echoed on Main Street.  Well, the IRS is a work in progress, I suppose.  Although, like many of us, its ideology is becoming more conservative with age and adversity.

Don't bank on the leaner, more mature IRS to go easy on individual enforcement matters any time soon.  If the IRS is taking its hurt feelings out on you, I'm here for you.  Call OKC tax lawyer, Travis Watkins, at 405.607.1192 today!

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