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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Federal Workers Owe $3.5 Billion In Back Taxes

The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, the agency said. The year before, about 279,000 workers and retirees owed $3.4 billion.

Overall, the 9.8 million workers included in the data had a delinquency rate of 3.2 percent. That's better than the general public. The IRS says the delinquency rate for the general public was 8.2 percent.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest delinquency rate, at 4.4 percent. The Treasury Department, which includes the IRS, had the lowest, at 1.1 percent.



Anonymous said...

Garnish their paychecks till the debt is repaid - then fire them all for conduct unbecoming a citizen.

There are too many competent people that would be willing to take these jobs and probably perform to a much higher quality standard.....

Anonymous said...

Most of these people provide no function at all. They are just democrat voters.

Anonymous said...

10:14 - you are probably more correct than I was earlier....