IRS Tax Delinquents Get Big Bonuses

Over $1M in bonuses were given out to IRS employees with delinquent federal taxes.
1:51 | 04/22/14

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news, New York. In other news today, right after the tax deadline for so much of us, we are learning that some of the taxpayer dollars sent in had been paid to irs agents who did not pay their taxes and even so, were rewarded with bonuses. So what is going on here? ABC's jell Zeleny is on our watch dog beat in Washington tonight. Reporter: If you don't pay your taxes, the irs will come after you. Unless you happen to work at the irs. Tonight, a new watchdog report finds the internal revenue service handed out more than $1 million in bonuses to employees who who were delinquent on their federal taxes. Some acts of people working at the irs probably shouldn't be a bonus report. Commonsense. Reporter: The report finds more than 1,000 irs works received not only cash bonuses but extra time off to the tune of 10,582 hours valued at $250,000. 69 employees got raises. If you're outraged, you're not alone. I'm appalled. So many stupid things go on in our country. Reporter: This report is shining a new light on the staggering amount of bonuses received by so many employees here at the irs. In 2012 the agency gave out $86 million in cash. Tonight the irs acknowledges there's work to be done saying we strive to protect the integrity of the tax system, and we recognize the need for proper personnel policies. The inspector general offered this suggestion. No bonuses for employees who don't pay their taxes. Jeff Zeleny ABC news's Washington.

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