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WASHINGTON – Federal workers owed the government more than $3 billion in back income taxes in 2008, just as federal tax revenues started to suffer from the recession.

More than 276,000 federal employees and retirees owed back income taxes as of Sept. 30, 2008, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. The $3.04 billion owed was up from $2.7 billion owed by federal employees and retirees in 2007.

Among cabinet agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest delinquency rate, at just over 4 percent. The Treasury Department, which includes the IRS, had the lowest delinquency rate, at 0.98 percent.

Overall, the 9.7 million federal workers included in the data had a delinquency rate of about 2.9 percent.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091215/ap_on_go_ot/us_taxes_federal_workers

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:54 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Federal workers owe more in back taxes than any other group. Makes you wonder.....
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:02 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Must be that whole lead by example thing. Can we really be surprised when tax cheats plague our government?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:07 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I agree, Quinn.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:14 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • You do know these are last years figures
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • So GWB was their leader then
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Who is even talking about who is leading? Have we forgotten about personal responsibility? I never even mentioned parties. I just said government.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I'm trying to figure out HOW THEY STILL HAVE JOBS!!! UNDER ANY LEADERSHIP???

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:38 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • and do you think that it is all going to stop now that obama is in office?? anon your ignorance surprises me ok not really!!!
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 8:41 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • If Congressmen, Senators, and various appointees (czars) don't pay taxes until they are caught, why should any government employee! The higher ups don't go to prison, they figure they won't either.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • and do you think that it is all going to stop now that obama is in office??  NO, but a FEDERAL EMPLOYEE should lose their job over this


    anon your ignorance surprises me ok not really!!! LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:42 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

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