IRS Employees Face Rising Threats

A suicidal pilot's attack on an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Texas, last week was the worst but hardly the lone example of threats against the tax agency, according to the U.S. government. The number of threats against the tax-collection agency has increased significantly in recent years, Treasury Department officials said. There were 1,200 threats and assaults against IRS employees from 2001 to 2008, resulting in 195 convictions, according to officials. J. Russell George, the...Full Story
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