IRS chief seeks to stop bonuses
July 9th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
1 year ago

IRS chief seeks to stop bonuses

Washington (CNNMoney) - IRS chief Danny Werfel told employees on Tuesday he's working to stop bonuses and instead cut back on furloughs.

The news comes after an outcry over IRS plans to award $70 million in bonuses by Sept. 30. Werfel told his 90,000 Internal Revenue Service workforce that he aims to reverse the plan to award bonuses, according to a memo. He blamed the move on the sequester - the $85 billion in forced spending cuts that has hit all federal agencies.

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  1. California

    Obama's sequester at it again. Here in California unemployment has been cut 17.69% due to Obama's sequester. This is what is on the recording from the EDD (unemployment office). So much for 2-3%. Dems will make sure people suffer jsut so they can try and prove their point.

    July 9, 2013 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  2. Tracy

    Dear IRS,
    i would like to cancel my subscription.
    please remove my name from your mailing list.
    thank you

    July 9, 2013 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  3. lawless

    News to me: I didn't know employees in some federal agencies (irs) received bonuses! since when? why? I am a federal govt employee and I don't know of anyone else in any other federal agency that receive bonuses...I am appalled.

    July 9, 2013 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |