Section 8 of the 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 $11.5 billion for overall operations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, down from more than $11.7 billion in FY 2016 (Table 28).
- In FY 2017, the IRS used 76,832 full-time equivalent positions in conducting its work, a decrease of 14.9 percent from 2012 (Table 30).
- Women represented 65.5 percent of IRS and Chief Counsel personnel, compared to 48.1 percent of the overall civilian labor force (Table 31).