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Forms and Instructions

Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
Miscellaneous Income


Individual Tax Return
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

IRS Budget & Workforce

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. 

Graphic on the left shows the number of full-time equivalent positions for fiscal years 2011 through 2016. Fiscal year 2016 reported the lowest number of average positions realized in the past 6 years.

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Highlights of the Data

  • IRS’ actual expenditures were $11.7 billion for overall operations in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, up from almost $11.4 billion in FY 2015 (Table 28).
  • Taxpayer Services funding, which includes processing for tax returns and related documents, and assistance to taxpayers filing returns and paying taxes due, accounted for $2.4 billion (Table 28).
  • Enforcement funding, which includes the examination of tax returns, collection of balances due, and administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of examination findings, represented $4.7 billion (Table 28).
  • Operations Support provides administrative services, policy management, and IRS-wide support. This appropriation also funds staffing, equipment, and related costs used to manage, maintain, and operate critical information systems supporting tax administration. The IRS spent more than $4.2 billion in operations support in FY 2016 (Table 28).

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