(McClatchy News Service) More than one in 10 former employees rehired by the Internal Revenue Services had left the agency with performance and conduct issues, a special inspector general's report concluded.
The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration was actually released last Dec. 30, but its results were divulged Thursday by the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch.
The IG's report found that of the 7,000-plus former IRS employees hired back between January 2010 and September 2013, 824 of them had prior employment disciplinary issues. Of those 824, the inspector general said 141 had a prior tax issue and five of them were determined to have willfully failed to file a tax return.
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