About Internal Revenue Service
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ready to help Americans pay their taxes, whether they want to or not. A bureau in the
In 2014 the IRS processed more than 199 million tax returns and collected $3.1 trillion in taxes (gross receipts before tax refunds).
The IRS collects taxes throughout the US.
The bureau's strategy for 2014-2017 is focused on technologically enhancing tax payment procedures to make it easier for taxpayers to make payments.
The IRS traces its origins to the Civil War when President Lincoln created the position of Commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. Repealed in 1872, reinstated in 1894, ruled unconstitutional in 1895, the IRS became a permanent fixture in 1913 with the ratification of the 16th Amendment.
1111 CONSTITUTION AVE NW
Washington, DC 20224-0002
Phone: 1 (202) 803-9000
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Communications Ofc Dir: Michelle Eldridge
Director Of Field Operations: Maria Hwang
Chief: John Lipold
Employees (This Location): 5,000
Employees (All Locations): 92,800