IRS planning bonuses for employees who owe taxes

IRS planning bonuses for employees who owe taxes

A top Senate Republican is fuming over an announcement by Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen that he plans to hand out bonuses to union and non-union members who work for the agency, potentially including those who owe back taxes.

“It’s no wonder the American people find it hard to believe the IRS needs more money when the agency fails to collect back taxes from their own employees and instead rewards them with bonuses,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is likely to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in January. “American families have been doing more with less for far too long now, and it is time the IRS do the same.”

Hatch has publicized a letter sent this week from Koskinen to IRS employees, announcing the agency will hand out “performance awards,” worth one percent of employee base salary.

 

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