What about 87,000 new IRS agents?
The claim of the IRS hiring 87,000 new agents is misleading.
The IRS has 79,000 employees, only 10,000 of which are agents. Of those only 2,000 investigate tax crimes. The 87,000 figure is a May 2021 estimate of proposed IRS hires over the next ten years. Additionally, the majority of the “new” 87,000 employees will replace the 52,000 employees which are expected to retire, and the rest are expected to modernize infrastructure.