Federal Employees Owe $3.4 Billion in Back Taxes

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
From the White House to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), nearly 280,000 federal employees owe the government back taxes, which collectively total $3.42 billion.
Among those behind on paying the IRS are 36 aides to President Barack Obama, who owe about $834,000.
As for the IRS, 1,181 of its workers had delinquent taxes adding up to $9,303,278.
Because of its size, the agency with the most employees owing taxes is the U.S. Postal Service, with 25,640 owing nearly $270 million.
The Treasury Department was the department with the lowest delinquency rate, 0.96%. At the other end was the Department of Housing and Urban Development at 3.89%. As in previous years, the agency with more than 100 employees that had the worst delinquency rate was the Government Printing Office at 6.81%.
Although it had only 77 employees, one agency with a high delinquency rate (6.49%) worth noting was…the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
To Learn More:
Federal Employees Owe $3.4 Billion in Taxes (by Michael Cohn, Accounting Today)

Treasury Dept. Workers Most Likely to Pay Taxes; Government Printing Office 6X More Delinquent (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov) 


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