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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TIGTA: Hundreds of Employees of IRS Contractors Owe Millions in Taxes

TIGTA The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Contractor Employees Have Millions of Dollars of Federal Tax Debts (2013-10-082):

The IRS requires that its own employees file their Federal tax returns on time and pay any Federal tax debt. However, TIGTA identified hundreds of employees working for IRS contractors (contractor employees) who were not held to that same standard. The IRS should address tax noncompliance for these contractor employees to ensure that all individuals employed by the IRS, whether as Federal employees or contractor employees, are tax compliant.

The overall objective of this audit was to determine the effectiveness of the IRS’s background investigation process to identify contractor employees who do not file required Federal tax returns or who owe Federal taxes but are not currently on a payment plan.

As of June 14, 2012, 691 (5 percent) of the 13,591 IRS contractor employees reviewed by TIGTA had $5.4 million in Federal tax debt. These Federal tax debts were either agreed to by the taxpayers or affirmed by the court. Of the 691 contractor employees, 352 were not currently on a payment plan to resolve their tax debt. ...

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Comments

This should be public record. Name them.

Posted by: lester | Oct 24, 2013 10:07:49 AM

There are two houses of Congress;
It seems to me America should be screaming to our Congress people:
U S CAPITOL switch board
202-224 -3121

Paul Brown (M. D.)
202-225-4101

Scott, Austin
202-225-6531

Rob Woodall
202-225-4272

Speaker
202-225-6205

Mitch McConnell

Lexington: 859-224-8286

Louisville: 502-582-6304
Rep Rohrabacher
(202) 225-2415

Gohmert Louie
202 225 3035


CHAMBLIS
202 -224-3521

ISAKSON
202 224 3643

GA. Capitol Phone #’s

404-656-1776

Well? ? ?

Posted by: Richard D Gregory Sr | Oct 24, 2013 2:00:31 PM

This was worth TIGTA's attention because the cost of the audit was less than the gains the audit uncovered. The IRS should implement some sensible policies to get this under control. However, $5.3 million is not something Congress should worry about. I'll call Congress to take care of entitlements causing structural deficits, not this.

Posted by: HTA | Oct 25, 2013 6:18:11 PM