Educating Your Employees About Tax Compliance


Federal managers play a vital role in ensuring employees know about their tax filing and payment compliance responsibilities.

The Office of Government Ethics Regulation 5 CFR § 2635.809 states that federal employees must “satisfy in good faith their obligations as citizens, including all just financial obligations, especially those such as federal, state or local taxes that are imposed by law.”

All federal employees must file and pay their income taxes accurately and on time. In raising awareness, federal agency leaders can help employees prevent tax law violations and maintain public confidence in government.

Federal agencies can use the information and resources below in employee communications products to promote tax compliance among employees.

Employers can use these communication products to help employees understand their tax compliance responsibilities and find the many IRS resources that are available to help them file and pay their taxes on time.

Helpful Publications

Helpful Links

  • IRS Online Account
    Taxpayers can securely log in to their IRS online account and access tax transcripts, make payments, view notices, set IRS communication preferences, and more.
  • Payment Information
    Learn about the fast, convenient and secure electronic payment options the IRS offers.
  • Tax Withholding Estimator
    Use this automated tool to calculate how much tax to have withheld from wages. The IRS encourages employees to check their withholding annually or after a major change in income.
  • Tax Information for Employees
    Find a variety of information on employee tax status classifications, gig economy income, retirement contributions, and more.
  • "What if..."
    See scenarios that cover a wide range of life situations, such as job loss, inability to pay, divorce, death, and the possible tax impact.
  • IRS2Go app
    Download the IRS2Go app on your mobile device. Check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips and more.
  • IRS Newsroom 
    Stay current with IRS happenings. Visit the IRS Newsroom to find the latest news releases, filing season tax tips, and more.
  • IRS Social Media
    Check out the IRS on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also subscribe to IRS e-News products, including IRS Tax Tips.
  • Identity Protection Information
    Know the signs of identity theft and take action to protect your identity. Remember—the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or social media to request personal or financial information.