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