The Biden White House and Congressional Democrats are falsely claiming that the IRS would perform “no new audits” on anybody making under $400,000 per year under their proposal to spend $80 billion to supersize the IRS.
But when Senate Democrats had the opportunity to vote for an amendment that would’ve guaranteed the IRS couldn’t use additional funding to audit taxpayers earning less than $400,000, every Senate Democrat voted against the amendment.
Senate Finance Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) offered an amendment “to prevent the use of additional Internal Revenue Service Funds from being used for audits of taxpayers with taxable incomes below $400,000 in order to protect low- and middle-income earning American taxpayers from an onslaught of audits from an army of new Internal Revenue Service auditors funded by an unprecedented, nearly $80,000,000,000, infusion of new funds.”
The vote failed with all 50 Senate Democrats voting “No.”
Below is the actual text of the amendment that all Democrats voted against:
LIMITATIONS RELATED TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. –
“None of the funds appropriated under section (a)(1) may be used to audit taxpayers with taxable income below $400,000.”