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The IRS Wants to Hire 10,000 New Employees in the Next Year. So What Are They Paying?

Last Friday I buried a link about the IRS’ latest hiring push in Footnotes but I think it deserves its own little mention if only to discuss the pay. That’s all that matters, right? Before we get to that, my handlers have asked me to remind you that Footnotes is a weekly wrap-up of accounting […]

Government Audits Turn Up Some Scary Stuff

In 2016, government auditors in Washington state discovered $420,300 in unemployment benefits paid out to prisoners. Prisoners, by the way, are ineligible for unemployment benefits. It feels like an episode of Orange is the New Black (another quality show I've been binge-watching in my spare time), but as far as I know, it's still just […]