What does IRS stand for?

Internal Revenue Service

IRS stands for the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Government. It is responsible for collecting taxes in the United States.

The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and under the direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Its headquarters are in Washington D.C. and strikes fear into the hearts of millions of Americans around April 15th every year.


Don't mess with the IRS, they can pretty much do whatever they want and get away with it!

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Updated October 25, 2016

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