GOVERNMENT OWES $45M IN EMPLOYMENT TAXESWASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government is itself a tax delinquent, owing approximately $45 million in employment taxes, according to a report from a Treasury Department watchdog.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said that the delinquent tax payments by federal agencies could adversely affect state and local government bodies, including school districts, in addition to harming the image of the feds. "It is critical to the image of the United States that federal government entities be held to the same standards as private employers," said the TIGTA report.

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