The Wall Street Journal reports the initiative is an attempt to respond to what the agency feels is a widespread failure by small businesses to report all their cash sales.
The agency says the letters are not the same as an audit, and it is simply seeking more tax information from the businesses. However, some lawmakers and business owners who received the letters say the initiative is alarming.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/10/critics-question-irs-initiative-targeting-small-businesses/#ixzz2bcQuDLtz
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