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Friday, November 21, 2014

The IRS Scandal, Day 561

IRS Logo 2Legal Insurrection:  IRS Fears Employees Being “Seized With Spontaneous Diarrhea”, by WIlliam Jacobson (Cornell):

Hey, remember the Reader Poll we did about whether it was okay to follow and try to interview Lois Lerner in her neighborhood? ... 

Someone noticed the comments to the blog post.  The IRS.  And it’s not happy.

In a federal FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch seeking records of Lerner emails and IRS efforts to retrieve the emails, the IRS used two of the comments to the Legal Insurrection Reader Poll post to justify the IRS no longer disclosing the identities of IRS personnel.

Think about that. The IRS is reading our comments. Don’t they have anything better to do, like hassle conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status? On second thought, keep reading our comments and leave conservative groups alone.It’s all set forth in the IRS’s opposition to Judicial Watch’s Motion to Compel Discovery. You can read the whole thing here.

The Legal Insurrection post is Exhibit D to the IRS affidavit. ...

Does the IRS really fear “public whipping with a buggy whip” and being in such fear its employees are “seized with spontaneous diarrhea”?

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2014/11/the-irs-4.html

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Comments

The IRS won't help you if you (or your tax preparer) calls with questions between April 15 and Dec 31 because of budget cuts, but they do have the money to read comments in conservative blogs, demand ridiculous detailed and complex filings by Americans abroad, and engage in a cover-up every now and again...

Posted by: Bunny | Nov 21, 2014 6:00:18 PM