IRS Tax Delinquency Report Shows Federal Employees Owe $1 Billion

Published: Mar 24, 2015

TOMORROW-House Oversight Committee to hold markup on tax delinquency bill among others

WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today released its 2014 tax delinquency report, which identifies the total number of federal civilian employees who are tax-delinquent and the total amount owed in past-due taxes. Tomorrow, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03) will hold a mark-up to examine eight bills including the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015 [H.R. 1563], which was introduced in the House this week.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve in the federal workforce. It is disconcerting that federal civilian employees owe more than one billion dollars in back taxes. These employees are not exempt from their civic responsibility to fulfill tax obligations and those who refuse to pay what they owe should be held accountable,” said Chairman Chaffetz.


VIEW THE 2014 REPORT HERE

Year

Number of Delinquent Civilian Federal Employees

Dollar Amount of Delinquencies

2004

102,794

$599.8 million

2005

110,851

$681.3 million

2006

102,962

$693.4 million

2007

102,213

$844.4 million

2008

97,200

$962.1 million

2009

99,036

$1.002 billion

2010

98,291

$1.034 billion

2011

107,658

$1.013 billion

2012

112,582

$1.084 billion

2013

116,169

$1.077 billion

2014

113,805

$1.141 billion

The following eight bills will be reviewed during tomorrow’s full committee markup, which will be held at 9:00 a.m. EDT in RHOB 2154.
Watch the markup live at 9:00 a.m. here.

H.R. 653, the FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act of 2015 (Rep. Issa) – Amends the Freedom of Information Act to increase transparency and agency compliance with statutory requirements.

H.R. 901, the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act (Rep. Meadows) – Requires that the Office of Management and Budget issue guidelines that prohibit the access of a pornographic or explicit web site from a Federal computer.

H.R. 1069, the Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2015 (Rep. Duncan –TN) – Requires Presidential library fundraising organizations to disclose information regarding donors who contribute more than $200 each quarter for posting by the National Archives.

H.R. 1562, the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2015 (Rep. Chaffetz) – Prohibits the award of contracts or grants to corporations or individuals that have seriously delinquent federal tax debt.

H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2015 (Rep. Chaffetz) – Makes individuals with seriously delinquent tax debts ineligible for federal employment.

H.R. 1557, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2015 (Rep. Cummings) – Designed to strengthen the policies governing federal agencies’ management of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) process.

H.R. 651, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, as the “Sister Ann Keefe Post Office” (Rep. Cicilline)