Just in time for tax season- the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has said that Federal employees who refuse to pay their federal taxes should face stricter penalties for their actions. According to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, 100,000 federal employees do not pay their federal taxes every year, and one of his priorities as a newly elected government official is to strengthen the penalties they will face.
So how big is the problem? According to Chaffetz, this loss accounts for roughly $1 billion a year that is not collected from federal employees because they choose not to pay their federal taxes.
For the last several years Chaffetz has pushed legislation that would allow agencies to fire or prohibit them from hiring people who owe federal taxes. Chaffetz said while the IRS has the ability to fire employees who owe federal taxes other agencies do not. He wants to expand that power to all agencies.
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