Thursday, May 22, 2014
318,000 Federal Workers Owe $3.3 Billion in Back Taxes (Delinquency Rate Is 33% Higher Among VA Employees)
318,462 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.3 billion in back income taxes as of September 30, 2013, a delinquency rate of 3.27% (compared to 8.7% for the entire U.S. population). See the full spreadsheet here.
Among the 18 executive departments, the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs has the second highest delinquency rate among its employees: 4.38% (behind the Department of Housing and Urban Development's 5.29%).
Among 27 large (> 1,000 employees) independent agencies, the Federal Reserve has the third highest delinquency rate: 6.51%.
The delinquency rate is 4.87% in the House of Representatives and 2.43% in the Senate.
In the tax world, the delinquency rate is 3.02 in the Tax Court and 1.20% in the Treasury Department (the IRS is not separately broken out).
- Bloomberg, Fed Employees Owe Tax at Twice Rate of Government Workers
- USA Today, Congressional Employees Owe $8.6M in Back Taxes
For prior years data, see: