Dear Congressman Issa:
I want to thank you for your tremendous effort in exposing the unethical business practices of the Internal Revenue Service. I’m writing to request that Congress establish the FIRST (Fraudulent Internal Revenue Service Tax) Relief Fund. Chairman Issa, I estimate there are hundreds of thousands of honest American taxpayers who have been defrauded by the Internal Revenue Service. I believe Congress has a duty to provide financial restitution to taxpayers who have been victims of the IRS. Listed below is how the IRS scams billions from taxpayers by shear intimidation and by putting the fear of God into honest Americans.
IRS Fraud via Electronic Tax Notices
The IRS sends out hundreds of thousands of tax collection notices. These are electronic letters that are generated from information accumulated by the IRS. It’s been my experience that those notices are accurate less than 10% of the time and it’s probably closer to 5%. Stated another way, 90%-95% of the notices unnecessarily scare the hell out of honest Americans. But even worse is the fact that thousands of Americans are going to pay fraudulent tax bills because they don’t have anyone to help them or they are afraid to stand up to the IRS.
IRS Demanded $557,000 & Clients Owed $290
During the last three years the IRS sent my clients electronic tax notices totaling $557,000. The actual amount owed by my clients was $290. Since I don’t fear the little man behind the green curtain, I was able to eliminate nearly 100% of the monies sought by the IRS. Congressman Issa this is a fraud waiting to happen against 140 million taxpayers. The majority of these folks don’t have the luxury of paying a CPA or tax expert to tackle the IRS on their behalf.
Stop Reverse Tax Gap
Congress commits valuable resources to studying ways to reduce the Tax Gap. I would implore Congress to study the devastating impact caused by the IRS collecting billions from honest taxpayers via their electronic money machine. The reason taxpayers send money to the IRS should be based on factual information and not intimidation.
IRS Targets Grandma with Alzheimers vs Large Tax Corp
Last year I blew the whistle on a national tax preparation company for defrauding the US Treasury of $17 million. The IRS did nothing. In contrast last month the IRS sent my mother a letter indicating if she didn’t file her 2011 tax return the IRS would file one for her. My mother’s 2011 AGI was $0 and her Alzheimer medical care was $41,000, My mother’s net taxable income was negative ($46,000). Why doesn’t the IRS spend their so-called limited resources on recovering billions from large tax corporations rather than harass an 81 year old grandmother with Alzheimers?
Chairman Issa, taxpayers who have been defrauded by the IRS should be repaid in full plus interest for any monies collected through intimidation rather than by tax code enforcement. Please introduce legislation to create the FIRST Relief Fund. The Fraudulent Internal Revenue Service Tax Relief Fund will help victims of IRS abuse. The fund should be funded by Congress and operated by professional experts from the private sector with no previous government employment history. There are over 400,000 CPA's and another 400,000 tax professionals who could easily fill the demand for competent administrators and investigators. The STRONG ARM tactics of the IRS need to be retired immediately. I look forward to hearing you.
Randall C. Sorensen CPA
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