Member Since: Jul 18th 2018
Jul 27th 2018
Had it not been for the intervention of my congressman - Doug Lamborn from Colorado, my assets would have been seized. In speaking with the manager of the Denver Tax Advocate office he confirmed what Mr. Armstrong doesn't seem to understand. The IRS can seize your assets without you having the opportunity of a hearing. It's the law, so I guess the 4th Amendment doesn't apply when the government passes a law.
In fact, they can seize your assets EVEN if you are going through an audit.
Once seized you have little chance of recovering. The manager of the Tax Advocate office stated "yes, it is a horrible thing that the IRS can do."
Because of my congressman's help, first his office put a freeze on seizure until the end of September. Something they wouldn't do for me and when asked I was told the 30 days was maximum, they could act sooner. Then they worked with one of the Tax Payer Advocates they use.
The manager of my local IRS office said the same thing - the IRS is right AND responding as I did doesn't matter AND going through an audit doesn't matter.
It appears that my situation has been rectified, but I'll wait until it is "posted" on my account, hopefully before the end of September, but we are dealing with a totalitarian government...
Jul 18th 2018
No, the author is not unduly critical. With my current experiences with the IRS, he is not critical enough of the IRS. I can enumerate the number and how my "Tax Payer Bill of Rights" have been stomped on. When I confronted the violation to the IRS about the violations the response was "I'm sorry". Mine, "you mean it isn't worth the paper it is printed on?" Their response - silence.
In addition FACTA and The Fast Act (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act), passed on 01/06/2015, nearly 500 pages and signed by Obama. Deep in this transportation act, the IRS is given authorities that not only violate the "TPBOR" but also my constitutional rights.
Totalitarian. They can seize your assets without due process, confiscate your passport and who knows what else that have been hidden in other Congressional actions?
Maybe I have a narrow view on this since nearly 50% of my retirement assets are being seized because of IRS errors and malfeasance. Yes, my congressman has written a letter of intervention on my behalf. Yes, I have a national accounting firm's assistance. Appears only recourse is through Tax Court once assets are seized, what a laugh. Have tried numerous times sending information to the IRS and they say they have no record of receiving, yet I have the return receipts and contacts can be seen on my IRS website.
CP 504, they claim they never received information despite what is on their website, seizure now two weeks or less away.