The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is an agency of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and is charged with collecting taxes and interpreting and enforcing provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. While its primary charge is to act as the revenue service for the federal government, failure to pay taxes on income is a crime, and the IRS frequently becomes involved in criminal prosecutions against those who have acquired monies by illegal means, because this is sometimes the most efficacious approach to punishing wrongdoers. With its ...

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