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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

If Federal workers cannot afford their taxes, then that tells you all taxes are way too high!

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Over 280,000 Federal Workers Owe $3.3 Billion in Back Taxes

Over 280,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.3 billion in back income taxes in 2009 (up from $3.0 billion in 2008 and $2.7 billion in 2007).

The cabinet departments with the largest percentages of employee/retiree tax deadbeats are:

  1. Housing & Urban Development: 4.40%
  2. Veterans Affairs: 4.04%
  3. Education: 3.86%
  4. Army: 3.69%
  5. Health & Human Services: 3.58%
  6. Defense: 3.20%
  7. Commerce: 3.15%
  8. Air Force: 3.14%
  9. State: 3.10%
  10. Navy: 2.95%

The agencies and commissions with the largest percentages of employee/retiree tax deadbeats are:

  1. Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled: 14.29%
  2. Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission: 11.11%
  3. U.S. Access Board: 7.32%
  4. Government Printing Office: 6.83%
  5. National Capital Planning Commission: 6.67%
  6. Small Business Administration: 6.34%
  7. Federal Labor Relations Authority: 5.79%
  8. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: 5.77%
  9. Armed Forces Retirement Home: 5.28%
  10. U.S. Office of Special Counsel: 5.26%

Other departments and agencies:

  • Federal Reserve Board: 4.32%
  • U.S. House of Representatives: 3.93%
  • U.S. Senate: 3.04%
  • SEC: 2.44%
  • U.S. Tax Court: 1.75%
  • Treasury Department: 0.99% (the lowest delinquency rate among cabinet departments)

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