Thursday, January 08, 2004
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service announced plans Wednesday to cut around 2,400 jobs, mostly clerical, but said it would add nearly as many new positions to go after tax cheats.
IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said a dramatic increase in the number of electronic tax returns means fewer data entry workers are needed to process them.
"By tightening operations, we can devote more people to front-line positions and strengthen tax enforcement activities," Everson said.
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