Look Who Isn’t Paying Their Taxes

More than 200,000 federal employees owe the IRS $3 billion in taxes, according to this Internet radio news service:

At a time when the White House is projecting the largest deficit in the nation’s history, Uncle Sam is trying to recover billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from its own employees. … Federal workers owe more than $3 billion in income taxes they failed to pay in 2008. According to Internal Revenue Service documents, 276,300 federal employees and retirees owe $3,042,200,000.

The IRS tracks the voluntary compliance rate of federal employees and retirees each year, and each year feds come up short. The one bright spot in this year’s report is that after several years of a steady increase, the amount owed by feds is down from the previous year. … Federal employees and retirees owed $3,586,784,725 in unpaid income taxes in 2007.

Keep in mind that this is at a time when there is a record number of federal employees making six-figure salaries, according to this USA Today report.

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