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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

White House employees, several others yet to pay 2007 income taxes

WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., used a Freedom of Information Act to uncover that more than 170,000 federal employees have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes.

Federal agency with the most delinquent employees? The U.S. Postal Service, but it's also the largest agency.

Agency with the best compliance rate? The Federal Housing Finance Board.

From the U.S. Postal Service to the Executive Office of the President, thousands of federal workers have not paid their 2007 federal income taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in unpaid taxes from nearly half a million federal employees. According to IRS records, 171,549 current federal workers did not voluntarily pay their federal income taxes in 2007. The same is true for 37,752 active duty military and nearly 200,000 retired civilian and military personnel.

Documents obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act show 449,531 federal employees and retirees did not pay their taxes for a total of $3,586,784,725 in taxes owed last year.

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