Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen insisted that a “shocking” tax would go unaccounted for by the federal government and that further action be taken to recover this money from rich Americans.
“It is shocking and painful to estimate that the gap between what we collect in taxes on current taxes and what we have to collect – if everyone pays the taxes they owe – is more than $ 7 trillion a decade,” Yellen said. Said in an interview With Atlantic released on Tuesday.
He continued: “We are trying to take meaningful steps to close that gap.”
Yellen’s comments underscore the Biden administration’s efforts to collect tax revenue from wealthy Americans and multinationals. Tr 4 trillion cost projects To transform the economy. President Joe Biden is also beginning to say he does not like his plans to widen the federal deficit.
There is an arrangement to increase the IRS enforcement fund at Biden’s Center for Planned Revenue. He also wants to slash investors earning more than $ 1 million with the new capital gains tax hike and raise the upper-income tax rate from 37% to 39.6%.
The IRS officially estimates that there is a tax gap 1 441 billion One year. But the agency’s commissioner is Charles Reddick Told Congress recently That number could actually be more than tr 1 trillion.
A Recent study The first 1% of Americans from IRS researchers and academics spend a quarter of their income on IRS. Revenue is twice as high as the first 0.1% when underestimated, which can count in billions in unaccounted taxes.
The Treasury Department has said that the gap between taxes payable and taxes paid can only grow if there is no intervention. The Treasury estimates that Biden was proposed Billion 80 billion IRS investment may bring additional benefits $ 700 billion in 10 years.
Hundreds of billions of taxes go unpaid every year Insider’s Ailet Chef Report.
Biden’s finances will increase enforcement on the rich. Overall, the Treasury says the number of dedicated agents working in sophisticated tax evasion enforcement has dropped by 35% over the past decade. The IRS budget is down 20% Censorship is low From 2010 to 2017 it was 42%. One step White House fact sheet, From 2011 to 2018 there was an 80% decline in the audit rate for those earning more than 1 million a year.
On Tuesday, Yellen suggested
If Biden’s plans are to be implemented, a “moderate” increase in interest rates may be needed to prevent the economy from heating up. This will increase the cost of federal borrowing, which is subject to the jurisdiction of the central bank and not the treasury.