Saw yesterday where IRS is closing 46 of its smaller offices to save money.

These would obviously be "field offices." These offices serve the public, but also are bases of operations for auditors. You remember auditors? -- those almost-obsolete people who got out in the community and actually did audits so people would be encouraged to be compliant.

I guess you don't need field offices any more if you
a) don't care if the public gets served, or
b) don't really want to pay auditors, preferring instead to send out CP notices which are fubar.

Any more information from some of you who may know what's going on?