KOOL Question of the Day


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Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday. 

The delinquency rate was 3.1 percent for the 9.8 million workers and retirees included in the data. 

Among executive departments, workers at the Department of Housing and Urban Development had the highest delinquency rate, at 4.7 percent. Workers at the Treasury Department, which includes the IRS, had the lowest delinquency rate, at 1.2 percent. 

The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to consider a bill that would make someone with a "seriously delinquent tax debt" ineligible for federal employment.

The "KOOL Question of the Day" is:

 "Should delinquent tax payers be ineligible for federal employment?"