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IRS Attempting to Collect $3.5 Billion in Back Taxes From Federal Government Employees

By: Joseph Bishop-Henchman

From Federal News Radio:

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. es 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.

Documents obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act show 449,531 federal employees and retirees did not pay their taxes for a total of $3,586,784,725 in taxes owed last year.

More here. We talked about this a bit with regard to stimulus checks back in March.

(Hit Tip: Reason Hit & Run)