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June 21, 2010 - Phil Hodgen

Sometimes I wonder about the IRS, but then things become clear

An email from a lawyer friend who is handling a Voluntary Disclosure Program case:

The IRS in its infinite wisdom is demanding that my client file amended for returns for two years in which her unreported income is less than (less than $50; obfuscated by me).

I think they have lost their minds.

I have seen similar evidence of OCD in the VDP at the IRS. (TLAs FTW). Revenue Agents handling some of our cases have sometimes requested do-overs for for truly insignificant amounts. Fixing a $20 mistake by using $800 of overhead at the IRS? Conclusions are self-evident.

For those of you out there who are participating in the Voluntary Disclosure Program, please be aware of who and what you are dealing with.

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