IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the Congressional Ways and Means subcommittee that the agency follows the law when it can. While being questioned he told members of Congress; “Whenever we can, we follow the law.”
Texas Republican Representative Kevin Brady told Koskinen; “I encourage you to follow the law in all instances.”
This follow the law when we can mentality is probably what led to all the law breaking under Lois Lerner. She was supposed to follow the law but she didn’t. The IRS is supposed to follow laws about backing up data but it didn’t.
The agency probably decided that it just could not follow those pesky laws.
How do you suppose the IRS would treat taxpayers who follow tax laws “when they can”?
Never surrender, never submit.