Paul L. CaronDean
Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Paul Caron
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You know I get the humor angle but unless you've had the IRS come after you I don't think you have the credibility to make fun of it. My brother nearly committed suicide due to an IRS debt that was brought on by an accountant his company had that was pocketing the tax payments. They had started garnishing his wages on the $30k+ debt and were taking 70% of everything that he earned. His family had to move in with us. The IRS would not listen or did not care about how the tax debt happened. They had an IRS Agent assigned to his case and he would show up at his house until they couldn't afford to pay the payments and then my house when they moved in with us. So I saw this all first hand. The IRS Agent might as well have been a collector for the mob. His arrogance and threats were constant. The tax problem wasn't really my brother's fault but the IRS didn't care. Revenue Office Brian Adkins based out of the Orlando, FL office even committed he needed to get this case cleared off his case load. My guess is that's how their performance and pay are assessed and calculated. I applaud anyone that sheds light on the IRS and their tactics. Most people don't realize that this type of thing goes on in America. We eventually were able to sell some of his assets and I co-signed a loan so he could pay the debt off, but hell, he'd already lost everything. If my brother is any indication I'm thinking it most happen millions of times of years. It's easy to make fun of what you don't understand. I hope and pray you never face this situation since it's like have the Gestapo after you.
Posted by: Darrell Adkins | May 29, 2010 11:14:11 AM
Watch the show at www.irs-hitman.com. Show premiere on the website on Sunday, June 6 at 4:30 pm Eastern.
Prepare yourself for a breath of fresh air in a reality TV wasteland.
Show premiere on Sunday June 6 at 4:30 pm Eastern. And... win a free Ipad too!
Posted by: don campbell | May 26, 2010 9:09:11 AM
Maybe the guy should just pay his taxes (like the rest of us). If he earned the income, then why can't he pay his share of our taxes? Why is he complaining now that he opted not to pay his share? The rest of us should be the ones who are complaining. This guy probably has credit card debt, is underwater on his mortgage, etc. Obviously he still hasn't realized that he cannot afford his nice house, middle class lifestyle, etc. and that the rest of us (who pay taxes) should not have to pay for these things for him. Sounds like another American dead beat with an inflated sense of entitlement.
Posted by: anns | May 24, 2010 3:36:40 PM
I was expecting a revenge fantasy series with impossible long distance shots and stuff like that. What a letdown.
Posted by: Hucbald | May 24, 2010 11:37:37 AM
I watched the 3 video/previews and after seeing....ummm.... well, I don't know what I was supposed to see. I don't even feel compelled to click on their link.
Other than someone is having problems with the IRS, it looks like every other Reality TV show.
Poor choice of clips from the producers.
Posted by: Leahcim | May 24, 2010 11:33:35 AM
Should go well with that new NBC series, BITCH HUNTER.
Posted by: Bilwick | May 24, 2010 10:52:15 AM
The Enrolled Agent as Super Hero...
Posted by: DelD | May 24, 2010 10:48:02 AM
Wouldn't it be better to, say, help people to stay out of trouble rather than after they've had their assets wiped out?
Posted by: Woody | May 24, 2010 10:29:04 AM
That guy is the biggest nerd I've ever seen.
Posted by: Huh? | May 24, 2010 10:21:11 AM
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