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IRS handed out $1M in bonuses - to workers who owed back taxes

 
IRS handed out $1M in bonuses - to workers who owed back taxes
Posted April 23rd, 2014 @ 10:04am by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER) – The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said yesterday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes, says a report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. The bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012. George's report said the bonus program doesn't violate federal regulations, but it's inconsistent with the IRS mission to enforce tax laws.

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