Jun 6, 2013

Whatever Happened to "You Have Nothing to Worry About If You Aren't Guilty"?

John Deering, 6/4/13:
Because IRS audits are trials that take place before judges, where pleading the Fifth would have some actual meaning, instead of being administrative hearings where a taxpayer -- or, if he's smart, his representative -- must defend his case, or else he loses by default.

TL; DR: There's no presumption that a tax return is correct, the way there's a presumption of innocence.

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