Federal Workers Owe $1.5B in Back Taxes

Federal Workers Owe $1.5B in Back Taxes


Federal workers with outstanding tax bills numbered 149,000, and their combined tax debt totaled $1.5 billion as of 2021, according to a new Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit, as legislative remedies for the problem proposed by Republican lawmakers over more than decade have gone nowhere.Finding that “the number of delinquent Federal civilian employees has increased by 32% from Fiscal Years (FY) 2015 to 2021” and their “related balances due” have increased by almost 36%, the IG report concluded that the IRS has failed to adequately prioritize delinquent federal works for compliance.
The report said f …

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