Section 6 of the IRS Data Book provides an overview of IRS budget activities, including taxpayer services, enforcement, operations support, and business systems modernization. The section also includes information on the size and composition of the IRS workforce.
Highlights of the Data
- IRS’s actual expenditures were $11.8 billion for overall operations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, up from about $11.7 billion in FY 2017 (Table 30 (XLSX)).
- In FY 2019, the IRS used 73,554 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in conducting its work, a decrease of 14.4 percent since FY 2014 (Table 32 (XLSX)).
- Women represented 65.1 percent of IRS and Chief Counsel personnel, compared to 44.1 percent of the overall civilian labor force (Table 33 (XLSX)).
IRS Budget & Workforce: Tables 30–33
Table 30: Costs Incurred by Budget Activity, Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (XLSX)
Table 31: Collections, Costs, Personnel, and U.S. Population, Fiscal Years 1990–2019 (XLS)
Table 32: Personnel Summary, by Employment Status, Budget Activity, and Selected Personnel Type, Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 (XLSX)
Table 33: Internal Revenue Service and Chief Counsel Labor Force, Compared to National Totals for Federal and Civilian Labor Forces, by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Disability, and Veteran Status, Fiscal Year 2019 (XLSX)