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Who Watches the Watchdog? IRS Faces Ethical Issues

Of all targets, there is perhaps no more “beloved’ target to attack these days than the IRS who are facing a number of ethical issues. For many people, it is pure IRSdelight to watch the watchdogs turn and squirm as the light shines on their misdeeds. Whether, they are caught scrutinizing the Tea Party, spending millions at silly-themed conventions, or are secretly taped doing line dances at employee team building exercises, many relish in their misdeeds at missteps.  I however do not…

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According to a Reuters report posted on MSNBC (May 29, 2013) entitled: Some IRS Employees Misuse Travel Credit Cards: Watchdog, between 2010 and 2011, about 1,000 IRS employees misused their travel credit cards. They were “caught” by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS admitted that although the misuse was relatively low (there are about 90,000 IRS employees), that it was still a serious issue.

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in business ethics, Choices and Consequences, Department of Justice, IRS Tax Issues, Political Ethics and tagged , , , , , , ,