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IRS employees like bad e-mail jokes and porn

Question: What do IRS employees do when April 15 is nowhere on the horizon? Well, even when they aren't chasing down people who've listed dogs, deceased relatives or garden gnomes as dependents, it looks like their days are well spent. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has found inappropriate e-mail--chain letters, jokes, and yes, porn--on a whopping 74 percent of IRS employees' computers. The summary of the findings were detailed in a report titled "Inappropriate Use of E-mail and System Configuration Management Weaknesses Are Creating Security Risks."

Guess it just goes to show that the tax guys really are just like the rest of us.