Trouble: IRS funding snags bipartisan infrastructure deal

A bipartisan group of Senate negotiations is looking to replace a proposal to provide $40 billion in new funding for the Internal Revenue Service, which is projected to net $100 billion in new revenues through tougher tax enforcement, because the idea is drawing heat from conservatives.

Members of the group and sources briefed on the discussion say that negotiators are looking for an alternative to the so-called IRS pay-for, which is seen as a major source of revenue. But the problem is there aren’t any obvious options for finding $100 billion in revenue to replace the IRS provision.