IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 14, 2020
Mr. Braun (for himself and Ms. Ernst) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To require an annual report of Federal employees and retirees with delinquent tax debt.
This Act may be cited as the
Federal Employees and Retirees with Delinquent Tax Debt Initiative (FERDI) Act.
Annual report on Federal employees and retirees with delinquent tax debt
The Secretary of the Treasury (or the Secretary's delegate) shall submit to the relevant committees and make a public on the internet an annual report on current and retired Federal civilian and military employees who have delinquent tax debt or an unfiled tax return for the most recent fiscal year.
The report under subsection (a) shall include—
the population of individuals who are civilian employees, retired civilian employees, active duty military employees, military reserve or national guard employees, and retired military employees;
the number of individuals in each category listed in paragraph (1) who have delinquent tax debt (excluding those individuals who have an installment agreement) or an unfiled tax return;
the aggregate balance owed and the delinquency rate for each such category; and
the information described in paragraphs (2) and (3) broken down by Federal agency.
For purposes of this section, the term relevant committees means the Committee on Finance of the Senate, the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and Committee on Oversight and Reform of the House of Representatives.