Hey, Hill Employees -- Pay Your Taxes

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Thursday, Sep 9, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 PM EDT
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Hey, Hill Employees -- Pay Your Taxes

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Capitol Hill employees owed more than $9 million in overdue taxes at the end of 2009, according to the Washington Post.

About four percent of workers owe taxes, or 638 out of more than 18,000 employees.

The Post reports:

The debt among Hill employees has risen at a faster rate than the overall tax debt on the government's books, according to Internal Revenue Service data. ...IRS debt among government workers has surfaced repeatedly as a political issue over the years, most recently when Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced legislation this year to fire federal workers who owe back taxes unless they have entered into a payment plan.

Among the Senate's delinquent taxpayers, the average tax debt is $12,787. Among House workers, it's $15,498.


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