Skip to comments.Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes
Posted on 02/19/2009 6:02:08 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President, thousands of federal workers have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from nearly half a million federal employees. According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers did not voluntarily pay their federal income taxes in 2007. The same is true for 37,752 active duty military and nearly 200,000 retired civilian and military personnel.
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Okay, these are GOVERNMENT workers who owe INCOME TAX to the GOVERNMENT. Where’s any REAL MONEY involved?......................
I think a lot of these idiots were in Mesa, Arizona cheering and applauding their “messiah” yesterday!
They pretend to work, and the government pretends to pay them.
Define "Voluntary". I paid, but I used alot of colorful language while I prepared my return and if I'd had a choice in the matter I would have preferred not to give the government one (bleep) dime. There was nothing voluntary about it.
How is this done? They get W-2 and have W-4’s and money is suppose to be deducted from the check before they even get it.
When you decide to clean house, do you walk next door and tell the neighbors how to do it?
The real money is involved in the paycheck they take home that comes out of YOUR pocket.
It is. They're probably under-withholding. I have extra taken out and I still have to pay big bucks at the end of the year.
“Federal workers owe billions in unpaid taxes”
And that’s just the Obama adminsitration.
If you want to have some fun,
try entering a discussion with a lib and try to get them to admit that taxes are taken at gun point.
Their dancing puts Fred Astaire to shame...
I’ll bet 90+% of them are democrats. The other 10% died in 2006, but still got paid through 2007.
The agency with the most delinquent employees is the U.S. Postal Service. With more than 747,000 employees, the postal service is the largest employer in the federal government, but with a 4.16 percent delinquency rate, it is a full 1 percent above the average compliance rate this year.
The IRS would not provide comparable data for the general population. But a spokesperson for the IRS did supply the delinquency rate for IRS employees — less than 1 percent. The IRS is the only federal agency where an employee can be fired for not paying his taxes.
Why are their wages not being garnished as would those in the private sector?
Pay up, folks, before the peasants march on Washington and remove you from your cushy jobs.
Claim 8 dependents and have very little deducted and just don’t file a return.
Pay up, folks, before the peasants march on Washington and remove you from your cushy jobs.
I really upset libs when I tell them I wouldn’t mind paying taxes if I could designate my contribution to a constitutionally mandated federal function. Like providing for the common defense.
Just tell the IRS that all these tax evaders are a bunch of conservatives related to Rush Limbaugh, and they'll get to investigating it immediately.
They did not VOLUNTARILY pay their taxes and since the income tax is voluntary I guess nothing's going to happen to 'em.
There really is something laughable in this situation, if we could only find it....if we are ONE DAY LATE with ANY sort of tax, our small business is CALLED, MAILED, and CURSED at!! How these people are getting away with it is what I am interested in knowing, for even more than 30 days!!!
My favorite liberal defense of unconstitutional laws is
“well, we voted on it”.
Yeah, if we voted that rape was legal then you’d just have to put up with it until the next election I guess.
Don’t these Gov workers have taxes removed from their paychecks?
The money they did not pay in taxes went into attending Obama rallies, cell phone bills to tell their friends how wonderful he is, etc etc!!!
Boy if you only knew how true this was. I was once in a federal office to take depositions (of fed. employees there) and there were people SLEEPING at their cubicles, I am not kidding, heads down on the desk next to the empty potato chip bag. I was actually concerned about one worker, and at my prompting, her supervisor went over to make sure she wasn’t dead!
Maybe they know something?
E-memo: Don’t pay your 2007 taxes. Pass it on.
One of my coworkers (now retired, thank goodness) used to nap out late in the day when she thought nobody could see. She'd lean back in her chair and kind of doze off.
I confess to deliberately knocking things over and slamming drawers just to see her jump. Another coworker told me he blew into a paper bag and then popped it to see if she'd fall out of her chair.
The woman was totally useless. Her retirment was a blessed event around here.
Then again, I worked for myself so I was automatically considered a criminal.
I guess only the “chumps” pay taxes. Most postal workers are dems right? I wonder if any of them pay taxes...
I had a coworker who was hired with a strong resume and interview. The first day, he slept 3 out of 8 hours.... AND SNORED. (He was BIG).
So, after about a week, I say to my project manager, shouldn’t we do something about this? He told me they talked to him after his first day.
He boldly informed them that he was diagnosed with sleep apnea (sp?) and it would be a violation of the ADA to fire him or discipline him.
It’s also a violation to ask them during the interview if there are any medical issues that would impede their work.
G*d bless the USSA.
Seriously, if you could break into DNC headquarters and fax or email a "press release" to the "MSM" that this was happening, and blame it on wealthy Republican tax protester infiltrators into the civil service system, they'd be investigated by the end of this week (it's Thursday). Of course, the 'Rats would be FURIOUS that you played such a dirty trick on so many of their voters.
That used to be the way but all children and their SSA numbers must be on returns.
See my new tagline.
Video tax fight in NJ yesterday:
To me it makes no sense without a comparison to the general public figures.
It appears to me as a hit on (2007) G.W.Bush Administration IMO to soften the perspective of the tax cheats of the Obama era. The ol’ “Well look at the amount of tax cheats during Bush” sort of crap.
I like to use this example:
The Government makes it’s money by taxing individuals.
It then pays its employees, say, $100 each.
Then it gets $33 back by taxing their employees, thus losing $67.
What does the government do?
Create more Government Jobs.
I know I am going to get blasted here, but, after hubby was out of work for 4 months, and looking for work in the private sector and finding nothing, he took a job at a VA hospital ( he does air conditioning and refrig). While I know that the govt sector tends to be bad overall, I am thankful that he has a job in this economy. He has always worked hard, served his country in the the army, and is a disabled vet who now gets to work to help other vets who served. Don’t forget that our military men and women are govt employees, and the govt does employ many former military service workers. They are no less hardworking now than they were when they served in the military.
Thankfully, there are many conservatives in government employ trying do right by the American taxpayer they serve, there are just not enough. Maybe if more conservatives did work for govt, some of these leeches would lose their ability to treat the govt as a welfare job. I know my hubby never forgets for a moment that every hour he is on the clock costs the taxpayers money BECAUSE he is a conservative.
All sectors of employment have good and bad. There are good teachers, good uaw workers, good union employees, as well as bad people in the private sector (corrupt ceo’s, madoff types, bad business owners, and micky d workers who spit in your food)
I am extremely grateful that he has any job in this enviroment, after our business failed, and we have never cheated on our taxes, ever. We have however decided for the first time not to hold back any exemptions and wait for a refund, as they may not be forthcoming. We would rather owe a few dollars and pay by april 15th than hope to get a refund.........
Unless he's the boss( AKA Secretary of the Treasury ) in which case he's appears to be exempt
The 37,752 active duty military are probably deployed to an active war zone. Or are in the window of their extension.
It is not a violation of the ADA to ask an applicant if he is capable of doing the job he is applying for.
The ADA states the employer gets to choose the accomotation for a disability, not the employee. I hope your employer hires a more effective HR manager.
They do just like practically everyone else. They didn’t file their tax returns, which means they might/probably owe more...or be eligible for a refund.
All 'voluntary' means is that you get to fill out the forms and calculate what you owe by yourself instead of the IRS assessing the tax and seizing your assets.
That’s bull crap â Had a girl tell me the same thing once âlooked at her employment application & she didn’t disclose conditions that would impede her from doing the job she was hired for. I went to her desk (where she was farting in her sleep) kicked her trash can across the room to wake her up & fired her ass. She had the balls to list me as a reference.
Claiming more dependents....
The names and ssn must be on the W2, but NOT on the W4. You can claim as many exemptions as you choose to in order to make your taxes come out closer so you don’t get a big refund at the end. For example, there are physicians who make big bucks, and own farms that lose money. They adjust the automatic deductions.
“The IRS is the only federal agency where an employee can be fired for not paying his taxes.”
Will this include Secretary of the Treasury Geithner?
You know it. They know you know it ... and laugh, raising your taxes.
Mr. Obama didn't pay his taxes?