The House will vote on legislation as early as Tuesday that would require the federal government to terminate workers with “seriously delinquent” tax debts.
The bill, which also would prohibit the government from hiring people who are late on their tax payments, tries to deal with the roughly 100,000 federal workers who are usually behind on their taxes each year.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the bill’s sponsor, has cited IRS data indicating that these workers owed a combined $1 billion in delinquent taxes in 2009, up from roughly $600 million in 2004.
Even with the increased amount, the number of federal employees who are late in their tax payments has remained steady, at about 100,000 each year.
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