WSJ: Democrats Plan to Audit the Middle Class with IRS Expansion

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022
by Outside Contributor

Democrats are repeating misleading claims that a supercharged IRS with 87,000 new agents will not target lower- and middle-income earners. 

However, the IRS has a longstanding pattern of targeting households making under $75,000 a year. This assault will continue – and rise to even higher levels – under Democrats’ plan. Democrats voted against Republican amendments that would have protected Americans making less than $400,000 from more audits because that’s exactly who they always intended to target.

Most Americans should prepare for an increased chance of being audited by the IRS, Karl Rove writes in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal


Democrats are supercharging the IRS, despite a long history of targeting lower- and middle-income earners.

Analysis from Ways and Means Republican predicts Americans making less than $75,000 will see 710,000 more audits each year.

Democrats voted against guardrails that would have protected lower- and middle-income taxpayers from more audits.