Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in Taxes Americans for Prosperity stated on July 17, 2023 in a Facebook ad: “The Inflation Reduction Act led to higher taxes.” Ron Johnson stated on April 24, 2023 in Public statement: Says Social Security is a “legal Ponzi scheme.” Facebook posts stated on February 7, 2023 in a post on Facebook: "In the month since Republicans took the House majority," they are trying to "impose a 30% tax on everything." Mike Palicz stated on February 7, 2023 in a tweet: The 87,000 new IRS agents who were supposed to “only target the rich” are now “coming after waitresses’ tips.” Senate Leadership Fund stated on October 11, 2022 in a political ad: Cheri Beasley “backs tax hikes — even on families making under $75,000.” Marco Rubio stated on October 18, 2022 in a campaign ad: Val Demings "voted with Pelosi to raise taxes over $4,000 on Florida families." Citizens Against Government Waste stated on August 31, 2022 in a Facebook ad: “More than half of the $739 billion tax increase (in the Inflation Reduction Act) will go to wasteful Green New Deal programs like tree equity, 'clean' garbage trucks, and studying cow farts." Charlie Crist stated on August 25, 2022 in a tweet: Gov. Ron DeSantis raised "taxes on the middle class by more than $1.5 billion while giving away $624 million to big corporations." Deidre DeJear stated on August 13, 2022 in remarks at the Iowa State Fair: “$1.5 billion of your taxpayer money is sitting in an account” that can be used for other purposes. Ben Cline stated on August 12, 2022 in a statement.: A new Democratic law “will make the IRS workforce larger than the Pentagon, FBI, State Department, and Customs and Border Patrol, combined.” Tom Cotton stated on August 3, 2022 in an ad: The Inflation Reduction Act "doubles the size of the IRS, raises your taxes and spends billions on a green energy slush fund." Facebook posts stated on August 16, 2022 in a Facebook post: "The IRS is about to double in size, with 87,000 new armed agents and an additional $80 billion in order to primarily enhance IRS enforcement and operations.” Rick Scott stated on August 16, 2022 in a press release: The IRS is adding 87,000 new agents, making the IRS “larger than (the) Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department combined.” Bob Good stated on August 10, 2022 in a tweet.: “Democrats are voting to add an army of 87,000 IRS agents who will target middle class taxpayers and conduct at least 1 million more audits each year. ” Kevin McCarthy stated on August 9, 2022 in a tweet: “Democrats' new army of 87,000 IRS agents will be coming for you — with 710,000 new audits for Americans who earn less than $75k.” Rebecca Kleefisch stated on July 6, 2022 in TV ad: “Tim Michels pushed for years to raise (Wisconsin’s) gas tax.” Democratic Party of Wisconsin stated on May 2, 2022 in News release: Republican politicians are pushing a plan "that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years." Facebook posts stated on April 9, 2022 in a photo on Facebook: “If you earn $100 and pay $33 income tax you’re left with $67. You then buy $67 worth of fuel and in doing so pay a 48% fuel tax (fuel tax = $32.16 + $6.70 GST). This means that the government just got $71.86 tax from your hard earned $100.” Rebecca Kleefisch stated on March 28, 2022 in TV ad: “As your Lieutenant Governor…I cut your taxes.” Facebook posts stated on March 30, 2022 in a Facebook post: “Democrat’s New Plan: Tax billionaires to lower the deficit by $1 TRILLION and fund clean energy independence. Republican’s New Plan: Raise taxes on households earning less than $50,000 by an ADDITIONAL $4,500 after CUTTING taxes for the rich.” Bill O'Reilly stated on March 15, 2022 in a video on his website: “As soon as Biden took office, he eliminated all subsidies for fossil fuels.” Facebook posts stated on February 20, 2022 in a Facebook post: The IRS is taking money away from people who received unemployment benefits. Joe Manchin stated on December 20, 2021 in a radio interview: The expanded child tax credit in the Build Back Better Act has “no means testing,” so people making $200,000 and $400,000 would get “the same as someone making” $70,000. Chris Jacobs stated on November 19, 2021 in a radio interview: “This one here has subsidies for people making as much as $800,000 to be able to buy a Tesla.” Candace Owens stated on September 9, 2021 in a tweet: “The Biden administration is attempting to empower the IRS to monitor every single withdrawal, deposit, and transaction you make from your personal banking accounts, PayPal, Venmo, etc." Common Sense Leadership Fund stated on September 17, 2021 in an attack ad: Democrats “want to tax your retirement funds to pay for their new trillion dollar power grab.” FreedomWorks stated on September 28, 2021 in a Facebook post: “The Democrats want you American taxpayers to shell out $3 billion for ‘non-racist’ trees.” Infowars stated on September 13, 2021 in an Instagram post: “Biden’s Treasury Department declares IRS will monitor” all accounts over $600. Viral image stated on August 4, 2021 in a viral image: The federal infrastructure bill includes “a pilot program for a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee, which is basically a long-term plan to make it too expensive to drive a car." X posts stated on July 15, 2021 in a tweet: “You must give EVERY PENNY” of the advance child tax credit payments back when you file your 2021 taxes.