Former Employee Slams the IRS
More abuse of federal agencies, especially the IRS, is worthy of our prayers. Biden’s plan will hire 87,000 auditors to go after Americans.
From Fox Business. William Henck, a former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lawyer who was forced out after making allegations of internal malfeasance, said the government will target middle-income Americans with new audits under the Inflation Reduction Act.
Henck, who worked at the IRS for 30 years until departing in 2017, slammed the IRS and others who have argued additional funding would only result in increased audits for billionaires and corporations. The Inflation Reduction Act, which President Biden is slated to sign into law this week, would nearly double the IRS’ budget, appropriating an additional $79 billion to the agency…
Henck said during his time at the agency, he had observed IRS agents specifically targeting elderly taxpayers, some of whom were World War II veterans, because they could easily be forced into settlements.
“I protested both internally and externally, but I was ignored,” he told FOX Business. “In their last days on Earth, these taxpayers were being bullied by the same government they had fought for as young men and no one cared.”
“This is the agency that is going to double in size.”
In 2013, Henck told the Washington Post that the IRS team he was assigned to advise on legal matters was told by senior officials to “stand down” while investigating a paper company that took advantage of a biofuel tax credit. Henck, who believed the credit was taxable, said the company didn’t list the credit as taxable income in its returns, a matter his team identified as a potential issue.
Other paper companies quickly filed refund claims after the IRS backed down from its investigation into the company’s classification of the tax credits, Henck added. As a result, the federal government paid paper companies $8 billion in 2009 amid the financial crisis, the Washington Post reported at the time.
The IRS then opened an investigation into Henck for allegedly revealing sensitive information when he spoke with the media in 2013, leading to his termination in 2017.
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(Excerpt from Fox Business. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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