Proposed Law to Bar Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees

Posted on March 22, 2017

Most people do not realize that bonuses can be paid to certain IRS employees. IRS managers can recommend that employees be given bonuses if they perform at a certain level.

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 1,100 IRS employees recently received cash awards totaling more than $1 million along with more than 10,000 hours in bonus time off.

It is also well known that some IRS employees have unfiled tax returns and unpaid liability due to the IRS.  Should those tax delinquent IRS employees be eligible for a bonus from the IRS?

According to draft legislation called the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act, the answer is a resounding “no.”  Congressman Sam Johnson, R-TX, reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act that would prohibit the IRS from granting bonuses to IRS employees who owe money to the IRS.  Congressman Johnson stated that this is a “commonsense bill – and it’s the right thing to do”, and we agree.  What do you think?

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