WASHINGTON â€" Citing figures indicating that more than 100,000 federal employees owe more than $1 billion in federal taxes, a House committee on Wednesday approved legislation that would require the firing of government workers who are â€śseriously tax delinquent.â€ť
The legislation, introduced by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, advanced through the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It now has to pass the full House to be implemented into law.
â€śMost taxpayers file accurate tax returns and pay the taxes they owe on time, regardless of their income,â€ť Chaffetz, a Republican, said during the hearing Wednesday. â€śFederal employees and individuals applying for federal employment should do the same.â€ť