Federal Employees Owed $3.5 Billion In Back Taxes In 2011: IRS

Federal Employees Owed $3.5 Billion In Back Taxes In 2011: IRS.

On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service stated that a number of federal employees and retirees owed delinquent incomes taxes in 2011 even more than the previous year with a 12 percent increase that totals about 312,000 people and more than $3.5 billion owed as of Sept. 30,2011. Out of 9.8 millions workers included in the data the delinquency rate was 3.2 percent better than the general public which was 8.2 percent. The Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest with 4.4 percent and the Treasury Department which includes the IRS had the lowest with 1.1 percent. Among independent agencies, the Government Printing Office had a rate of 7.6 percent the highest and the National Credit Union Administration had the lowest with 1 percent. House employees had a delinquency rate of 3.7 percent higher than the Senate employees at 3.3 percent, while the Federal court employees had a rate of 2.7 percent. According to Huff Post, the IRS has said that most residents who owe taxes filed their taxes but cannot pay the full amount at tax time while others had their bills increased through audits and cannot pay the higher bills. The IRS does not publicize the data but makes it available upon request as Huff Post reported and does not include people on payment plans in their data. The data comes as many federal workers face unpaid furloughs because of the sequestration as many have receive or are yet to receive a furlough notice in the coming months.

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