IRS to GOP: We Won't Be Enforcers of the Health Insurance Mandate

The IRS assured GOP lawmakers Tuesday that agents would play no role in enforcing the requirement that Americans buy insurance under President Obama's health care overhaul. "IRS revenue agents will not be involved. There will not be audits," IRS Deputy Commissioner Steven Miller said.

IRS Increasingly Targets the Well-To-Do

With Uncle Sam in a financial bind, he appears to be going after wealthier tax cheats to scrape together money to pay the bills. IRS audits of filings by people with incomes between $1 million and $5 million rose by about a third between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009.