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Friday, May 08, 2015

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

The IRS needs to tighten up its policies for dealing with employees who aren't paying their taxes. A Treasury inspector general investigation finds only 39 percent of tax non-payers are terminated, as required by law. In some cases, repeat offenders are still on the job. The commissioner has the legal power to mitigate the punishment. But the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found, even when tax-evasion is willful, the commissioner has not provided documentation about why employees kept their jobs. The IG said Commissioner John Koskinen should revise the policy so it requires that documentation. Chief Human Capital Officer Dan Riordan says the IRS agrees with the recommendation.

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