Maybe their tax payments got lost in the mail. IRS statistics from 2008 detailing the amount of money federal workers failed to pay the government in taxes showed postal service employees owed $297.93 million -- nearly 10 percent of the $3.04 billion owed by federal employees and retirees from dozens of agencies. The tax gap among federal workers comes at a time when the federal government is running record deficits and trying to raise the $12 trillion debt limit so that it can continue spending at record levels next year. USPS spokesman Mark Saunders said in a written statement that it's "important" to consider that the percentage of those owing taxes at the postal service is "relatively small" compared with other agencies. The postal service is the largest federal employer outside the military, so it would predictably have a relatively large number of delinquents -- the actual percentage of those failing to pay taxes, 3.95 percent, was less than at a number of other agencies. FOXNews.com - Postal Service Employees Owed $300M in Taxes, IRS Data Shows Say it ain't so joe!