The IRS and the Eighth Amendment

The IRS and the Eighth Amendment

By Travis Nix and Tyler Martinez Nov. 1, 2022 6:27 PM ET Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News Navigating the maze that is the US tax code can already feel like a punishment for ordinary taxpayers. But the real punishment comes when Americans face oppressive penalties from the Internal Revenue Service for innocent filing errors. That may … Read more

The Supreme Court can limit the IRS

The Supreme Court can limit the IRS

27 September 2022 at 18.06 ET Washington Supreme Court, June 26. Photo: ELIZABETH FRANTZ/REUTERS The Internal Revenue Code is replete with excessive penalties for what are often honest mistakes. This year, taxpayers must prepare to deal with a newly reinvigorated Internal Revenue Service, which Congress appropriated an additional $46 billion for enforcement. The Supreme Court … Read more