Say What? IRS Gives Bonuses to Disciplined Employees

by William White | April 23, 2014 12:03 pm

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gave $1.1 million[1] in bonuses to employees with back taxes.

NewLetters Say What? IRS Gives Bonuses to Disciplined Employees[2]According to an inspector general’s report, the IRS gave out the $1.1 million in bonuses in a two-year period to over 1,100 employees that owed back taxes. These same employees also received pay increases at a faster rate than what is normal and 10,000 hours of additional time off, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The 1,100 employees that owed back taxes were part of a group of 2,800 IRS employees that were disciplined and then received bonuses not even a year later. The inspector general that filed the report has advised the IRS to make a policy change that would affect how bonuses are handed out to employees that have back taxes, L.A. Times notes.

“We take seriously our unique role as this nation’s tax administrator, and we will strive to implement a policy that protects the integrity of the tax administration system and the reputation of the service,” David Krieg, chief Human Capital Officer at the IRS, told USA Today[3].

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Endnotes:
  1. $1.1 million: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-irs-taxes-bonuses-20140423,0,876215.story#axzz2ziyQgsNB
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/NewLetters.jpg
  3. USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/22/irs-bonuses-employees-delinquent-taxes/8012195/
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