It's unfair to blame the IRS, they are simply 'obedient servants' carrying out what the politicians, in their legislation, tell them to do.
There will be an election in 2020 (2019 in Canada) and already the politicians are trying to 'out-bid' each other by promising voters the most 'Free Stuff', with no regard to where the money comes from. (Hint:..the people that pay taxes, but don't woke up the people that pay the taxes)
It would be interesting to know how much of today's price inflation has been caused by politicians 'over-spending' and on their 'Free Stuff' promises.
The IRS isn't like that US Federal Reserve Bank, that has to turn a profit for it's shareholders, and guarantee those shareholders that 'they-have-their-back'.