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Online thundley4

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IRS workers see double standard on tax errors
« on: April 15, 2009, 04:34:33 PM »
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The Treasury secretary, who oversees the IRS, didn't pay all his taxes. Neither did five other top nominees for the Obama administration, or their spouses.

Now, as Wednesday's tax deadline looms, some Americans are wondering why they should comply with the arcane requirements of the Internal Revenue Service when top administration officials failed to do the same. Even some IRS employees are upset at what they see as a double standard.

The most criticized example has been Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who admitted not paying $34,000 in payroll and Social Security taxes, saying his failure to pay was an oversight. Five other nominees disclosed similar tax issues, including one as recently as two weeks ago when Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's pick for secretary of health and human services, admitted she didn't pay $7,040.

"Our members are upset and angry," said Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, referring to concern bubbling up within the IRS over unusually strict rules that can cost agents their jobs if they make a mistake.
In some cases, IRS employees have lost jobs for simply filing a late return or failing to report a few hundred dollars of interest income.
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It must suck to know that lots of your employees don't like you, doesn't it Geithner?

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Re: IRS workers see double standard on tax errors
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 06:11:33 PM »
No one should be surprised, lest of all anyone inside the IRS.  The IRS is layer after layer of special interests and selective enforcement.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Re: IRS workers see double standard on tax errors
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2009, 07:26:33 PM »
No one should be surprised, lest of all anyone inside the IRS.  The IRS is layer after layer of special interests and selective enforcement.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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