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Greszler: Ease filing delays - don't pay IRS employees for union work

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

With a massive backlog of unprocessed returns, staffing struggles and added work from extended pandemic programs, the IRS has warned taxpayers of impending delays in processing their returns.
There's at least one simple way to help reduce these delays: Stop paying IRS employees to work for their unions in lieu of doing the jobs they were hired to perform.
Each year, taxpayers are forced to pay thousands of federal employees for work they don't actually do. This sounds crazy for private-sector workers, but for federal employees, it's known as “official time,” or taxpayer-funded union...
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