IRS promoted employees who cheated on their taxes, audit finds

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on May 7, 2015

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The IRS refused to fire most of its own employees found to be cheating on their taxes — and in some cases even quickly turned around and promoted them within the year, according to an audit released Wednesday.

In about 60 percent of cases of “willful violations,” IRS managers found mitigating circumstances and refused to fire the employees, even though the law calls for that penalty. In some of those cases, the managers didn’t even document why they had overridden the penalty, said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George.

“Given its critical role in federal tax administration, the IRS must ensure that its employees comply with the tax law in order to maintain the public’s confidence,” Mr. George said. “Willful violation of the law by IRS employees should not be taken lightly, and the IRS commissioner should fully document decisions made to retain employees whom management has proposed be terminated.”

  • Shirley Rouse

    I get so tired of all the corruption in government going on, especially the IRS. A bunch of liars and cheaters.

  • Rhonda Hunt

    Didn’t the head of the IRS lie under oath when he said that Lois Lerner’s e-mails could not be recovered and had been forever destroyed,why is there nothing being done about this,is this the new law of the land,just lie about everything,I wonder why you can’t trust anything coming out of Washington DC,and how about Lois Lerner,you can break the law plead the 5th and walkaway free as a little bird.—–Jim Hunt

  • gpicha

    Just another case of do as I say not as I do, After all the law doesn’t apply to me, I’m above the law. I support O’Dumma. I get a free ride.

  • gpicha

    Just another case of do as I say not as I do, After all the law doesn’t apply to me, I’m above the law. I support O’Dumma. I get a free ride.

  • gpicha

    Just another case of do as I say not as I do, After all the law doesn’t apply to me, I’m above the law. I support O’Dumma. I get a free ride.

  • donald540

    Everything the IRS does SEEM to be just to HELP THEMSELVES and to HURT a LOT of Americans the TAXPAYERS.

    They excuse everybody or most of them tat do WRONG for America and people that agree with them, even IF they BREAK the LAW and the constitution, BUT they will pounce on anybody that does NOT agree with their policy.

  • KDC

    Get rid of Obummer, ( yeah sure) get rid of the IRS and all the crooks associated with it.

    • Shirley Rouse

      They need to clean house in the IRS. I mean is it right to give bonuses to their employees that out right,knowingly cheat on their taxes. They should be fired and prosecuted

      • KDC

        Hi, Shirley. I’ll go one even better…they should not be receiving bonuses at all. We need to scale down our Fed. Govt. to meet the people’s status.

  • rmagnano

    Another piece of this administration’s bureaucratic scum.

  • Gerry Costa

    This agency, among others, have become more corrupt under this administration than any crime organization in America. It is pitiful when our own government is the most corrupt agency in maybe the world today. I wouldn’t believe one word that kuskinen says. Must be the first trait that obozo looks for in a nominee is ” can they continuously lie with a straight face “.

    • rmagnano

      Agree 100%. What a BAD example they all set. No wonder there are riots continually happening in some of our major cities.

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