There’s a bipartisan push from Senators Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, and James Lankford, an Oklahoma Republican, to make charitable deductions permanently available to all taxpayers.
The decrease in enforcement comes as the IRS has faced budget cuts and a 19% decline in collections staff.
Scammers are posing as the IRS to try to get personal information from payment recipients that they can then use to steal the money.
The Trump administration is discussing a plan that could amount to as much as $1.2 trillion in spending -- including direct payments of $1,000 or more to Americans within two weeks -- to blunt some of the economic impact of the widening coronavirus outbreak.
The payment extension, which affects millions of taxpayers, is part of the Trump administration’s effort to curb the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.