IRS Contractor Employees Slipping Through a Crack?

Seems there’s an inordinate number of employees of IRS contractors who owe millions in Federal taxes.  So says the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) in a recent report.

“Because many contractor employees have access to sensitive IRS systems and facilities, the IRS should address tax noncompliance for these employees in a similar manner as it would for its own employees,” says TIGTA J. Russell George.

TIGTA found that as of June 14, 2012, about five percent of the 13,591 IRS contractor employees examined owed $5.4 million in Federal tax debt.

IRS requires its own employees to file their Federal income tax returns on time and pay any tax due, but it appears that the same standard is not imposed on contractor employees.