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IRS faces uproar online over job offer for special agent requiring use of lethal force

An online job listing for a Special Agent in the Federal Revenue Service's (IRS) Law Enforcement Division is causing controversy on social media. A bill that greatly expands federal agency.

A link to a job opening for "Criminal Investigation Special Agents" appeared to have been temporarily removed Wednesday following online criticism of the post's wording, but FOX Business has After inquiring, it appeared online again. 

The applicant's "important requirement" is that he "is legally permitted to carry a firearm" and the "primary obligation" includes "a and if willing to use lethal force." The job listing says it is "necessary" and "willing to participate in arrests, executing search warrants, and other dangerous duties."

The requirement for agents to be willing to use "lethal force if necessary" drew fierce criticism online, but  } The same words are used in other law enforcement job openings. Agencies such as the FBI.  

"The IRS Criminal Investigations Special Agent job adverts are still posted on USAJobs and have not/have not been removed. is where applicants are referred to apply,” an IRS spokesperson told FOX Business. 

The IRS is hiring a new Special Agent! and be on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends” and “willing to carry a firearm and use lethal force if necessary”.

— Ford Fisher (@FordFischer) Aug 10, 2022

"The announcement will begin in February 2022 and will continue until December 31, 2022." 

The uproar over this post coincided with criticism of the proposed expansion of the IRS under the Inflation Reduction Act, which included an $80 billion increase to the IRS 10 years. over half of them aimed at helping government agencies crack down on tax evasion.

If passed, the funds will be used to fill his 87,000 IRS positions, more than double his current size of the agency. The bill passed the Senate on Sunday, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting a tie vote. Now heading to the House of Representatives for a possible vote over the weekend.

Senate Democrats want more federal revenue over the next decade by hiring more tax administrators who can crack down on wealthy individuals and businesses that try to evade taxes by boosting funding for the IRS. could increase by $124 billion.

But Republicans warn that the bill would fund an army of IRS agents to crack down on small business owners and low-income workers.Analysis released by House Republicans Americans earning less than $75,000 a year will face 60% of the additional tax audits expected under the Democratic spending package, according to 

The backlash had to do with criticism of the proposed expansion of the IRS under the Inflation Reduction Act.
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Analysis. Conservative estimates based on recent audit rates and tax filing data suggest that individuals earning $75,000 or less a year would be subject to 710,863 additional IRS audits, while individuals earning $1 million or more would face 52,295 additional IRS audits under the bill. You will be subject to additional audits.

Overall, the IRS will conduct more than 1.2 million annual audits of Americans' tax returns, according to analysis. An additional 236,685 of the estimated additional audits involved individuals with annual incomes between $75,000 and $200,000.

Democrats argue that Americans earning less than $400,000 cannot be targeted by agents hired for appropriation bills. 

In response to criticism that more tax audits are expected under the bill, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said Thursday that the audit rate 'compared to recent years' said it would not rise.

The IRS did not immediately respond to his FOX Business inquiry as to why the Special Agent job listing was removed.