The IRS is. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Treasury Department has reprimanded the Internal Revenue Service for stockpiling office furniture. The agency has been hoarding desks and chairs like they were last year’s tax returns. Approximately 20,000 pieces have been in storage for the last year and a half without being so much as glanced at. The agency actually stores over 80,000 items, but the Treasury is only upset about the stuff that’s been sitting around too long. They want the IRS to make a decision about what to keep and what to liquidate. Continuing to store all the items that aren’t likely ever to be used is estimated to cost the IRS more than $860,000 per year.
It’s probably not costing your company that much to store unused office furniture (why is it that the government always pays more than the going rate for services?) But you are losing money if furniture is taking up warehouse space off-site or actual office space on-site. We’d be happy to give you a free estimate on buying your gently used office furniture. That way, you can spend your operating budget on more important things. Give us a call at (760) 536-6374 today so we can clear out your closets!