Montana’s Privacy and Freedom Should be Bipartisan

The IRS is constantly being targeted and has failed to keep taxpayers safe

By Braxton Mitchell

Tax season is almost over, but the IRS is here to stay.

This year, I had the freedom to choose where I did my taxes. Like most Americans, I invested a lot of time making sure my taxes were correct. Next year, however, the Biden Administration wants to strip me of the choice to prepare my own taxes or to use a professional preparer. The Biden plan is to turn all of these responsibilities over to IRS agents. e.

If this plan succeeds, even more of my confidential financial information becomes IRS property. The agency is constantly being targeted and has failed to keep taxpayers safe. The IRS failed on numerous occasions to disclose to taxpayers that they had been breached because the agency failed to upgrade security systems. To make matters worse: the IRS leaked taxpayer information on their website and failed to quickly respond. 

Right now, Montana Congressman Matt Rosendale and Sen. Steve Daines are pushing back on the Biden Administration’s IRS expansion plan. Montana Sen. Jon Tester needs to step up to the plate and put D.C. Democrats aside. This isn’t a partisan issue. Montana’s privacy and freedom comes before partisan lines, senator.

Rep. Braxton Mitchell
R-Columbia Falls

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.