According to a report, at least 42,000 federal employees have refused to file the federal tax returns, defrauding the government in millions of tax receipts.
The report comes from a review by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration who looked at the federal work force for compliance.
Per Just the News:
The IRS puts little effort into targeting the non-filers because of laws that restricts how much information the agency can share with other federal agencies, so it has limit ability to prod or punish the employees, the audit found.
As of 2021, delinquent federal employees owed $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes, The Times also reports.
“Repeatedly not filing a tax return when a taxpayer is required to do so is a brazen form of noncompliance,” the inspector general said in the report Thursday. “Federal civilian employees with tax delinquencies have a legal and ethical requirement to be current with their tax obligations.”
The audit also shows tax compliance among federal employees has been trending down in recent years – with 108,000 in 2017 having been delinquent in filing or paying, compared to 149,000 in 2021.
While federal workers may not think they need to file their taxes, Biden, of course, wants nearly $100 million new dollars to hire 187,000 new tax thugs to target the middle class… that’s you and me, America.
I have to say, though, I have a bigger problem paying federal employees their salary in the first place than in their criminal decision not to file a tax return.
Fire. Them. All.