The IRS Gives Another Reason to Doubt the IRS

There’s already plenty of reasons to doubt that the IRS truly has taxpayers’ best interests at heart. From the almost inherently adversarial relationship between the taxing authority and the taxpayer to high-profile leaks of taxpayer information to the agency’s recent budget blowout with a mandate to catch tax cheats, taxpayers would have to be quite naive indeed to place their trust in the IRS. But a recent IRS blunder suggests that the scale of IRS agents’ willingness to bend the rules in order to score a win may be even greater than previously imagined.

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