Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Inflation Reduction Act and its success in aiding American’s during tax season . Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Today is Tax Day, and thanks to the additional resources provided to the IRS in the Inflation Reduction Act, this tax filing season has been much smoother for taxpayers.
5,000 additional customer service agents were hired, and call waiting times were reduced by 85%.
There's been legitimate complaints across the country that when you call the IRS because you need help it takes forever for them to answer. To reduce those by 85% because of the IRA bill that we just passed last summer is a very good thing.
Thanks to our work, this party's work, it was opposed by every Republican, the IRS now has the resources to modernize the agency, cut wait times, saving people heartache, making sure middle class families get the credits they deserve.
The agency will do this while cracking down on tax enforcement for the uber-wealthy and biggest corporations. I want to thank my colleagues for their work.