Report: Florida Business Raided by Dozens of IRS Agents Wearing Tactical Gear

According to a report by WFLX, on July 12, a raid was conducted at Elite Payroll Solutions in Stuart, Florida, by dozens of armed agents from the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations unit.

The agents were seen wearing tactical gear while confiscating evidence from the premises.

Witnesses stated that approximately 20 to 30 unmarked vehicles arrived at the location on 3180 SE Slater St., situated between A1A and Southeast Federal Highway, starting around 9:30 a.m.

“It was like a scene from a movie, it was like what!,” said a witness, whom WFLX granted anonymity.

“Then they all started coming out,” the unidentified witness added. “They had the big gear, tactical gear because they probably didn’t know what they were walking into.”

During the raid, the agents entered the premises and were observed leaving with boxes and backpacks, indicating the significant scale of their operation.

Darline Toussaint, the public information officer for the IRS Miami field office, confirmed that the Criminal Investigations (CI) agents were officially present at the location.

The local community was surprised by the sudden raid as there were no prior indications of suspicious activities. Elite Payroll Solutions declined to provide any statements when asked for comments on the situation.

According to The Epoch Times, the tax collector’s CI unit, responsible for enforcing criminal tax code violations, is expected to expand its workforce by hiring additional personnel who will be authorized to carry guns.

Critics have expressed concerns about the implications of the IRS’s increased funding for tax law enforcement, especially with the agency’s growing number of armed agents targeting ordinary Americans.

Your News reported that the IRS plans to hire an additional 360 special agents for its CI unit, distributed across all 50 states, as part of its intensified focus on enforcing tax compliance and revenue collection in the United States. This move has prompted lawmakers to raise valid questions about the scope of the IRS’s authority.