Last year, the IRS said it was changing its policy about seizing bank accounts from small business owners who made numerous small bank deposits -- a practice the agency said was a cover for illegal activity. A case out of North Carolina shows the policy hasn't changed. If anything, it's gotten much, much worse:
Koskinen said...even under the simplest of tax codes, the federal government would need an agency to collect revenue and administer the tax code, something Cruz’s own aides have also admitted.
The Cato Institute's Dan Mitchell walks us through the Internal Revenue Service's annual list of tax scams criminals use to bilk taxpayers out of their cash, and some taxpayers use to avoid paying what the government thinks they owe. But this is no ordinary list. Mitchell includes commentary on how all of this criminality is a direct result of our byzantine tax code: