By Walt Hickey Cheats A new report from the U.S. Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration found 879,415 high-income people who simply did not file tax returns, failing to pay $45.7 billion in owed taxes from 2014 to 2015. The analysis found that 42,601 of the cases were closed without ever working on them, and that the IRS did not even put in 326,579 of the cases into its enforcement system. 510,235 of those remaining high-income non-filers — who owe an estimated $24.9 billion — will, as resources allocated to the IRS decline, likely not be pursued. There are 1,891 individuals in the analysis who owe the IRS more than $1 million.
The extinction story just made me so sad. We suck as stewards of the planet.