Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics compares the IRS to a spoiled, petulant child resistant to changing its ways when it comes to the Bank Secrecy Act. Though he believes progress is being made.
St Genevieve, MO, June 8, 2015: Tax resolution attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, and best selling author of “Successonomics” posted a new article on the LANCE DRURY LAW website entitled “Seize and Dismiss: A Case of IRS Failure To Follow Its Own Rules.”
Addictive habits are difficult to change and the addiction to power is one of the most challenging to reform. As Mr. Drury notes in his recent article, “The Internal Revenue Service will try to get money from taxpayers any way it can. And that means targeting innocent American businesses as tax evaders and terrorists under the Bank Secrecy Act. Even though Congress pressured the IRS into changing its policies last year, the IRS has not yet begun efforts to cease and desist.”
Left to its own devices, the IRS would have continued without missing a beat. However, with that pressure from Congress comes a first disruption. As Drury writes, “The IRS continues to turn the lives of business owners upside down and in many cases ruin their businesses through this program, also referred to as the Civil Asset Forfeitures Act. Yet, their activities are being observed by groups such as The Institute for Civil Justice, a law firm in Arlington, VA, that has represented several business owners and helped them get their cases overturned and the money the IRS took from them returned.”
Drury states, “Another case was in the headlines recently in which the IRS seized $107,000 from a small business owner. Fortunately they were made to dismiss the case and return the money to the owner once the Institute for Civil Justice got involved.” He continues, “It seems the IRS is like a child that has misbehaved and gotten away with its bad behavior for so long that even though it has been reprimanded and told to change, it hasn’t been able to break the habit yet.”
Elaborating on how the Bank Secrecy Act has worked, Drury says, “Prior to the pressure from Congress, the IRS was free to seize bank accounts without ever having to prove any criminal behavior on the part of the business owner. And the IRS never had to return the money, even when the business owner went to the expense of proving their innocence. They kept the money and ruined lives without consequence.” He adds, “So, being forced to dismiss cases and return funds is real progress. Like a spoiled, petulant child, the IRS must be forced into compliance with its own agreement to change.”
According to Drury, “The good news is that with increased awareness about the Bank Secrecy Act (Civil Asset Forfeitures) and more and more cases of money being seized and cases being dismissed, it could make it easier for other attorneys to fight for and win for their clients who have been illegally targeted. And, with binding reform from Congress, perhaps the IRS will finally feel the sting of suffering the consequences of its actions.” The entire article can be found at /seize-and-dismiss-a-case-of-irs-failure-to-follow-its-own-rules/
About Lance Drury
Tax Attorney Lance Drury, founder of the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury, has been practicing law since 1984 and began representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in 2006. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, Drury has positioned himself as a leading attorney in the state for IRS tax resolution issues. He is able to evaluate the unique situation of clients and provide them with honest answers and a specific plan to best resolve their tax problems.
About The Lance Drury Law Firm
Since 2006, the Law Firm of Lance R. Drury has been representing individuals and businesses in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and State of Missouri Tax Commission. With offices located in Ste. Genevieve and Columbia, Missouri, we’re proud to be your local choice for Missouri tax services.