IRS Budget & Workforce

Section 8 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.


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Highlights of the Data

  • IRS’s actual expenditures were $11.7 billion for overall operations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, up from about $11.5 billion in FY 2017 (Table 28).
  • In FY 2018, the IRS used 73,519 full-time equivalent positions in conducting its work, a decrease of 15.5 percent since 2013 (Table 30).
  • Women represented 65.6 percent of IRS and Chief Counsel personnel, compared to 48.1 percent of the overall civilian labor force (Table 31).

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