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Federal workers owe $3.5 billion in back taxes
MSN ^ | 3/08/13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:35 PM PST by Libloather

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.

Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2011, the agency said. The year before, about 279,000 workers and retirees owed $3.4 billion.

Overall, the 9.8 million workers included in the data had a delinquency rate of 3.2 percent. That's better than the general public. The IRS says the delinquency rate for the general public was 8.2 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billion; federal; taxes; workers
Just imagine how much more ammo DHS could score with that kinda loot.
1 posted on 03/08/2013 6:02:35 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I wish I had the testicular fortitude to not pay my taxes. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to spend in prison, I’d have to use up all of my vacation time at work.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 6:07:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, and you can be sure you would spend the time...but these turkeys probably won’t.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 6:25:07 PM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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To: FlingWingFlyer
...I don’t have the time to spend in prison...

I don't think you should worry about that - the administration is letting illegal immigrants go, to save the cost of prison incarceration during the sequestration, and they have committed crimes other than silly tax evasion.

And, if federal employees (and Timothy Geithner) chose to evade taxes - hmmmmmm....

4 posted on 03/08/2013 6:30:22 PM PST by yorkie
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hate to say it out loud, but I've been playing that game for over 20 years. I've never had a refund, have always owed taxes from previous years, and am sure I will die owing taxes. There is a pattern to keep them off your back. I just have a problem forfeiting my efforts to some politicians' whims and prefer to help people directly.
5 posted on 03/08/2013 6:44:15 PM PST by nonamer
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To: Libloather
i guess taking it out of their paycheck is out of the question...
6 posted on 03/08/2013 7:32:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
...federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday...

--and everyone here believes everything the IRS says. 

Get a grip people and consider the possibility that sometimes the IRS says people owe money when in fact they don't.  Next time they pull that with you, all you have to do is prove they're wrong by showing them your receipts etc.  Sometimes they refuse to even look and you have to show your records in court.

Always remember that not everything that we hear from the Federal Government is true.

7 posted on 03/09/2013 2:29:27 AM PST by expat_panama
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The newspaper that published the names of gun owners, should publish ALL their names & addresses.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 4:51:01 AM PST by FES0844
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Time for another new law for federal workers: “Pay your taxes or LOOSE your job”. Does a couple things. Gets new people in those career long jobs, dumps the dead beats, (win/win there), stimulates the economy by gaining “new revenue” (as Odumbo wants), and on and on........

Might be something to consider.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 4:58:30 AM PST by Progov
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I agree but no deals! Pay your taxes in FULL or.....


10 posted on 03/09/2013 5:23:13 AM PST by FES0844
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