Senator says bad IRS customer service result of ‘monopoly,’ lack of ‘competitive environment’

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Having trouble contacting the IRS this tax season? That’s no surprise, according to a recent Government Accountability Report that says the agency’s customer service is abysmal – a record some in Congress attribute to the IRS’ rehiring of employees fired for disciplinary reasons.

West Virginia’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph has the details:

The report prompted denunciations from members of Congress including Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, a member of the Senate Finance Committee.

“This is what happens when you have a monopoly instead of a competitive environment,” he said in an interview.

Isakson has already been critical of the IRS after a separate Inspector General’s report criticized it for rehiring hundreds of people who had performance or conduct issues when they previously worked there – including not filing their taxes.

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