Federal Worker Tax-Delinquency Up — Federal Reserve Above Average

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People walk through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington.

There are some 311,566 federal workers and retirees delinquent in their federal taxes.

They owe the government $3.5 billion, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

That was as of 2011.

The number of delinquents was up by 11.5 percent.

Still, some 97 percent of all federal workers and retirees are up to date on their taxes.

The delinquency rate rose from 2.85 percent to 3.17 percent — an 11.5 percent increase.

Among large executive branch agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest percentage of delinquent workers at 4.42 percent.

The Treasury Department, which includes the IRS, had the lowest, at 1.08 percent — whew.

Employees of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System had a 5.55 percent delinquency rate, while active-duty military had a 2.02 percent rate.

That $3.5 billion owed wouldn’t make much of a dent in the $16 trillion federal debt.

See the full report at Bloomberg.com.

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