IRS Use of Tax Liens Often Violates its Stated Mission

Paul Caron discusses Danshera Cords’ Brandeis Law Review article Lien on Me: Virtual Debtors Prisons, The Practical Effects of Tax Liens and Proposals for Reform, 49 Brandeis L.J. 341 (2011): This Article discusses the harm that a…

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Beware IRS Employees Who Have Power But Lack Status

The following will come as no suprirse to anyone who has spent any amount of time dealing with the IRS and other government agencies. Michael Martinez of CNN writes: A new study by three universities…

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IRS Fails to Timely Respond to Taxpayer Inquiries

WebCPA once again reports that the IRS is not following its own rules: The Internal Revenue Service isn’t meeting a self-imposed 30-day deadline of responding to written inquiries from taxpayers, according to a new report….

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It’s the Spending not the Tax Cuts, Stupid.

William McBride of the Tax Policy Blog once again explains that the primary cause of the increasing deficit is spending cuts and not the Bush tax cuts: The CBO does not mince words.  Health care…

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Nearly 40% of IRS Seizures are Illegal

This doesn’t come as a surprise to me, but it’s still disturbing. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has released its Fiscal Year 2011 Review of Compliance With Legal Guidelines When Conducting Seizures of Taxpayers’ Property…

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