(WE FILED!) COMPLAINT REGARDING IRS EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT
Taxpayers Defense Institute Steps Up to Protect Your Right to Counsel
In the June 2022 issue of PTT, we reported on the outrageous statements made by the IRS and Commissioner Rettig regarding your right to counsel. See article: “Is the IRS Preparing to Torpedo the Right to Counsel?” and Dan’s short video.
In my opinion, the statements rise to the level of a direct attack on your absolute right to counsel. Even worse, the statements are steeped in false claims about the Offer in Compromise (OIC) program, how it works, and who might qualify.
It’s one thing to whine about something that’s wrong; but it’s quite another to do something about it. Well, TDI did something about it. On July 14, 2022, we filed a very detailed complaint with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). TIGTA is the watch-dog agency that oversees the actions of the IRS. It’s their job to keep the IRS in line regarding tax law enforcement and administration. TIGTA has the authority to slap the agency’s hand and cause them to correct the false and deceptive statements at issue here.
Our complaint was sent to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Office of Systemic Advocacy. This office handles systemic problems within the IRS, as opposed to problems associated with individual taxpayer cases. The Systemic Advocacy Office has already assigned a case number to our complaint and will move it along in due course.
Because it’s critical that we know exactly how the statements are false and will mislead taxpayers, I’m the publishing our entire complaint in full (without exhibits), here.
PTT subscribers can get the entire complaint when they download their July 2022 issue of Pilla Talks Taxes.
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