In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. The Act includes nearly $80 billion in additional new funding for the IRS over the next 10 years. On April 6, 2023, the Treasury and IRS released its Strategic Operating Plan (SOP) for the decade of funding. The modernization process includes retiring legacy data processing systems and accelerating scanning capabilities – up to now you could not PDF documents to the IRS when trying to resolve a tax issue. The IRS will also be digitizing historical documents currently in storage at the IRS.