Enforce the Tax Laws We Already Have

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The IRS could do far more to control tax evasion, a new report contends.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hat if the federal government could raise roughly $1.1 trillion over ten years without hiking tax rates? That ain’t Medicare for All money, but it’s in the ballpark of paying for the recent tax cuts.

According to a new report from the tax-law professor Natasha Sarin and the center-left economist Lawrence H. Summers, all it might take is some stepped-up, well-targeted law-enforcement activity from the IRS. The government would get a substantial revenue boost, tax cheats would foot the entire bill, and the system would become fairer — because there would be less of a de facto tax cut for dishonest

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