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January 27, 2023

The IRS Pimped Its Ride But Is Still Driving a Jalopy

When one senator asked how the agency could still be using such old systems when it spends over $2 billion a year on information technology operations, [IRS Commissioner John] Koskinen explained that the money has been going into upgrading its systems, which were customized for the IRS in the 1950s and 1960s. "

It's like driving a Model T that now has a great GPS system and wonderful sound system, [and] has a rebuilt engine," he said.

IRS says it's using technology from JFK's time [CNN Money]

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