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IRS Paid Bonuses To 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 7:59 AM
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 Tuesday.

IRS Paid Bonuses to 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes - NBC News
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ShorebreakShorebreak2,599 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
Rep Points: 14,069
1. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:34 PM
The bonus works out to about $1,200 each. Sounds like this is for some type of job well done performance bonus. Don't understand how a bonus can be approved and paid if the employee faced disciplinary action from the just the prior year. It’s not like it is something that happened years ago. The disciplinary action should be fresh in the mind of the supervisor that approved the bonus and people owing back taxes should have been red flagged. If one of us outsiders owed back taxes wouldn't our wages be garnished or our bank accounts frozen but with the IRS they get rewarded. What the article does not state is what the IRS is doing to recoup the unjust funds paid out.
In any event if the IRS can't monitor their own in house situation how are they going to monitor the ACA penalties?
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FARFAR105 posts since
Feb 26, 2013
Rep Points: 379
2. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 1:53 PM
"In any event if the IRS can't monitor their own in house situation how are they going to monitor the ACA penalties?"

They can't!  Why do you think they were put in charge of the ACA penalties?  It's all just a big joke and it's on us!
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paoli2paoli21,364 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
Rep Points: 5,979
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