WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service's enforcement program is expected to fall far short of the staffing and revenue increases that Congress anticipated when it funded a series of new compliance initiatives two years ago, according to a report released last week by the General Accounting Office.

In its fiscal year 1991 appropriation for the IRS, Congress included $191 million to hire 3,476 additional staff members to implement nine compliance initiatives. The nine initiatives were expected to produce an additional $5.7 billion in enforcement revenues over five years, the GAO report says.

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