Thursday, January 18, 2007

Your Government at Work: Billions in Unpaid Taxes

Federal workers failed to pay nearly $3 billion in income taxes to Uncle Sam in 2005.

That's roughly 450,000 active and retired federal employees who simply didn't file their taxes.

WTOP Radio in Washington, DC got hold of the records through a Freedom of Information Act request. Here's what they found:
  • 71 employees in the Executive Office of the President -- including folks working in the White House -- owed $664,527 in taxes for the year
  • 56,652 Postal Service Employees owe a total of $320 million
  • 3,000 Treasury Department employees owe $13 million
The Treasury Department is home to the IRS. (WTOP)

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