Axne: New IRS Agents To Track Down Federal Taxes High Earners Owe, But Not Paid

Nationwide — Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne says the package of energy, tax and health care proposals President Biden signed into law this week shows what she and other Democrats could accomplish if they keep control of congress.

Republicans have blasted the bill for adding 87,000 employees to the IRS over the next decade. Axne, who is from West Des Moines, says it will increase oversight of tax returns from big corporations and Americans who report an annual income above $400,000.

Axne says tax avoidance among corporations and high-income Americas is a big issue.

Axne made her comments Wendesday, August 17th on the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. She is running for a third term in the U.S. House against Republican Zach Nunn, a State Senator from Bondurant. Nunn says individual Iowans and businesses will be unfairly targeted.

Nunn spoke last weekend at the Register’s Soapbox at the Fair. Nunn says congress should adopt the kind of tax cuts that he voted for in the Iowa legislature.

Iowa’s new third congressional district includes the Des Moines metro, stretches to the Missouri border and includes the cities of Ottumwa and Creston.



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