Tuesday, April 17, 2012

US Senator Scott Brown calls for Government Employees to pony up $1 Billion dollars in overdue taxes

THIS is a good example of why we need Senator Scott Brown representing us in Massachusetts. He is not afraid to call out those who feel that the rules are for "the little people".

Awesome. VOTE Scott Brown for an other term as our US Senator in Massachusetts. We need him.

Sen. Brown: Bill targets tax scofflaws in Congress Friday, 13 Apr 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is pushing a new bill that he said would make it easier to collect back taxes from federal workers and members of Congress.

The Massachusetts Republican said that a recent report by the Internal Revenue Service showed that in 2010, 98,000 federal employees owed a combined $1 billion in back taxes.

Brown said members and employees of the U.S. Senate alone owed over $2 million.

The bill would require members and employees of Congress and federal employees who file financial disclosures forms to report any delinquent tax liability to the appropriate ethics office and come up with a plan to pay off the taxes.

Those who fail to arrange a payment plan with the IRS within a year could have those back taxes taken directly out of their wages

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