Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Accountant penalized for anti-tax advice

An administrative law judge in Washington, D.C., made his ruling in late December after the IRS' Office of Professional Responsibility filed a complaint. The IRS announced the judge's decision Monday.

"The very significant problem with Banister's advice to his clients is that it is absolutely wrong," Judge William Moran wrote. "In fact, Banister's assertions have been addressed by so many federal courts that they are no longer afforded the dignity of repeating the explanations as to why the claims are meritless."

Really? Well that it should be simple to answer a simple letter. But the IRS will not do that. The IRS is above answering to non-taxpayers. The IRS only corresponds with taxpayers. So where does that leave us non-taxpayers?