At least 60 percent of IRS employees caught cheating on their taxes were allowed to keep their jobs, according to a report in The Washington Times.
Citing the Inspector General's report, the Times reported nine employees caught cheating on the most recent review had their penalties "mitigated" by embattled IRC interim chief John Koskinen.
Due to IRS privacy rules, the Times reported the leniency rate was at least 60 percent but could be as high as 82 percent; the agency would only say that one to three employees were fired and one to three were allowed to resign.
"The vast majority of IRS employees, nearly 99 percent, file and pay their taxes timely — one of the highest tax compliance rates across government agencies and higher than general taxpayer population estimates," the IRS said in a statement.
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