As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative today and ask him or her to support the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, H.R. 1206, and to co-sponsor it if they have not already done so. Sponsored by Rep. David Rouzer, this simple bill would prevent any new hiring at the IRS until that agency certifies that none of its current employees are seriously delinquent on their own tax returns.
A report earlier this year from the IRS’s own Inspector General showed that a number of IRS employees were seriously behind on paying their taxes. This is part of a larger problem, as federal employees reportedly owe the IRS over $1 billion in back taxes, but obviously it is even more egregious when employees of the tax collectors themselves are found to be delinquent.
It is bad enough that our system of federal taxes is siphoning record amounts of money from the wallets of private individuals. Having IRS employees who are still on the job despite failing to adhere to the laws that their agency enforces – often harshly – against private citizens is outrageous and unacceptable.
I hope you’ll contact your representative and ask him or her to support the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, H.R. 1206.
President & CEO, FreedomWorks