The United States Internal Revenue Service is one of the most important governmental authorities in the country, since its job is to collect taxes – income, employment, corporate, estate and various others. Throughout its history, the organization has battled the problem of tax evasion, claiming that it costs the United States hundreds of billions of dollars each year. This has been especially troubling during recent years, as the country is trying to overcome economic recession, and every dollar in its budget is needed for various programs. The US Congress is considering new legislations that would forbid local companies to use the so-called tax havens to avoid paying taxes – a decision that could significantly impact tax collection. In order to find out more about taxation in the United States, the system''s main agency and the issue of tax avoidance – read this book.