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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.