A Closer Look

A detailed look at IRS issues affecting taxpayers and the tax system.

The Commissioner's Section

Meet the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

The Agency, its Mission and Statutory Authority

The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.

IRS Strategic Plan

The IRS Strategic Plan is a roadmap to guide IRS operations and to meet the changing needs and expectations of our nation's taxpayers and tax professionals who serve them

IRS History Timeline

The history of the IRS includes many events that shaped our nation. The IRS History timeline is not comprehensive, but meant to provide highlights on the evolution of our American tax system, from the 1700’s to the present. As you browse through this timeline, you will see the dedication of the Internal Revenue Service’s employees and our ongoing commitment to service and to all taxpayers.

Today's IRS Organization

Our organizational structure closely resembles the private sector model of organizing around customers with similar needs.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at IRS

The IRS has a strong and steadfast commitment to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion are integrated into the policies, procedures and practices used to carry our mission.

Criminal Enforcement

In support of the overall IRS Mission, Criminal Investigation serves the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law.

Budget Documents and Other Resources

Find Budget Documents, the Priority Guidance Plan and other guidelines and policies.

Open Government Initiative

The IRS is committed to Open Government.

Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The Internal Revenue Service is committed to ensuring the security of the American public by protecting their information. This policy is intended to give security researchers clear guidelines for conducting vulnerability discovery activities and to convey our preferences in how to submit discovered vulnerabilities to us.

A Closer Look

Get the latest news from the IRS, including how we're working to serve you better.