Thursday, May 07, 2015
Now that it’s been transformed into a political assault team, the IRS is no longer required to comply with the law.
Tax cheats kept jobs at IRS, audit finds.
The IRS fired just two out of every five employees found to be tax cheats over a decade-long span, according to a new federal audit.
Treasury’s inspector general for tax administration found that 1,580 employees willfully violated tax law from October 2003 to September 2013. The IRS was supposed to fire all of those staffers, under a 1998 law.
But the inspector general found that the IRS commissioner saved 960 of them — 61 percent in all — who were instead given counseling, reprimands or suspensions.