Skip to comments.Hundreds of Capitol Hill Staffers Didn't Pay Taxes in 2010
Posted on 01/24/2012 11:42:21 AM PST by ColdOne
As Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich parse the details of their individual tax returns, hundreds of Capitol Hill employees are taking taxpayer dollars to the bank without paying their share.
Internal Revenue Service data show that 3 percent of Senate staffers and more than 4 percent of House staffers owed taxes in 2010, adding up to about $10.6 million in unpaid taxes. More than 98,000 civilian federal employees were delinquent on their taxes in 2010, adding up to more than $1 billion in taxes owed, according to the IRS.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, last year introduced a bill to require federal employees to be fired if they are "seriously delinquent" on their taxes. Seriously delinquent is defined as outstanding federal tax debt for which a public lien has been filed. The bill was passed by committee in June but is still waiting for a vote from the full House.
"If you work for the federal government and you don't pay your taxes, you should be fired," Chaffetz said in a statement provided to FoxNews.com. "It is totally unacceptable to live on the federal payroll and not pay your taxes. The Obama administration has totally ignored this cheating. Congress should pass my bill and hold federal workers accountable."
Under current law, only IRS employees can be fired for not paying their federal income taxes, according to Chaffetz's office.
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$833,000 not paid by executive staffers alone! And Obama lectures us about paying more! FUBO! And you too Geithner!
OMG these criminals are robbing us twice! Somebody help.
How is it that WITHHOLDING doesn’t take it to the treasury?
Or are Congress staffers EXEMPT ? Is withholding just for the sheeple?
More digging needs to be done here.
Why do we need this law? Why aren’t they in jail for income tax evasion like any of us would be?
Most staffers are little more than in office lobbyists anyway.
Listing shows more republicans but the GOP is in control of the house now.
... must I? /s
That is my question also, Don’t they have their taxes taken out of their checks like the rest of us do?
They probably don't get withholding taken out from their bribes and embezzlement income. They should list that revenue on their long form though...
Good question though. Given that our Congress critters exempt themselves from so many of the laws they lay on to the little people, maybe they also exempt themselves (and their staffs) from this annoying withholding tax.... I suspect, though, it has more to do with other 'revenue streams' -- and not their paychecks.