In his speech to the National Press Club recently, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen noted that the IRS' age 25-and-under recruits has recently dropped from 650 to only 200. Since more than 40 percent of the current IRS workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next four years, the Commissioner is concerned that the IRS will not have the necessary leadership in the IRS in the next decade.
Koskinen also addressed the lowest audit rate we have seen since 2004 and the risks of lost revenue and a decrease in tax compliance by taxpayers.
To read the IRS blog post on this topic, click here.
To read a Government Executive article on the full story, click here.