The U.S. Internal Revenue Service may need to spend money on its Obamacare implementation at the expense of other agency programs due to budget constraints, its new commissioner said on Monday.
Face budget crunch
John Koskinen, sworn in on December 23 to lead the tax agency, did not elaborate on what programs might suffer to ensure full funding for the IRS's numerous jobs in putting into effect President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
Koskinen said the IRS' role in implementing the ACA has so far been glitch-free. More work is coming for the agency in early 2015, when Americans will start reporting healthcare compliance information to the IRS, he said.
"The ACA program will be funded ... If our budget continues to shrink other things may have to go by the wayside," he told reporters at the IRS headquarters in Washington.
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