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Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service

Internal revenue service

■ Introduction

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the largest bureau within the Treasury Department. It is responsible for enforcing internal revenue laws, except those falling under the jurisdiction of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (p. 954).

The office of the commissioner of the Internal Revenue was established in 1862, and Congress first received authority to levy taxes on the income of individuals and corporations in 1913 under the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

The IRS is headed by a commissioner nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. ...

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