Mnuchin mulls allowing federal workers to opt out of payroll tax delay

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said that he would consider allowing federal workers to opt out of President Trump’s payroll tax deferral plan, an option that would entail logistical headaches for the government sectors participating in the program.

“I think that [opting out] is a reasonable issue if people don’t want to participate,” he told the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing on the CARES Act.

Mnuchin said he would consult with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget on allowing people to not participate in the program.

Permitting workers to opt out of the payroll tax
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