A Hoyt Victim's Advice
The following is advice from a victim of Kevin Brown's Hoyt
Fiasco. Kevin Brown is the rogue IRS agent who can't explain where the $103
million "disappeared to" but who abused his position and his authority to
silence the innocent victims of the Fiasco. He was so over the top with this
that his lead prosecutor quit in disgust.
My experience with the IRS, as mismanaged by Kevin Brown (who
has subsequently left to do damage elsewhere), taught me some lessons.
Never trust the IRS. If they provide you something in
writing, there's no guarantee they will honor that later. In regard to the
Hoyt Fiasco victims, they went back on their written guarantees and promises
many times. They'll tell you that there's no problem with your personal
return, while licking the flap on the envelope that contains instructions
for severe actions against you.
The GAO found that IRS employees stole 4300 computers from their own offices
in a single year. Further, the GAO looked at the personal income taxes of
IRS employees who work in Collections and characterized the level of tax
cheating as "staggering." Do not trust the IRS. Ever.
Don't give them a tax-based reason to unleash their vast
resources on you; stay current with your 1040 taxes. That doesn't mean just
mail in your returns; with that, they can claim you aren't current and you
have no proof. Always enclose a check for a dollar (so when they deposit it,
you have proof they opened something you sent) and always send via a method
that requires proof they received it.
Do not expect the IRS to follow the Tax Code. Most of the
people reviewing your case aren't even familiar with the Tax Code. If you
quote them chapter and verse, they will ignore that. Do not expect them to
follow logic, either. They are like the Borg; they get their programming and
keep on coming.
Do not talk to the IRS about any alleged tax debt. You may
get some seemingly friendly person on the phone. That person's sole purpose
in talking with you is to milk you for information that can be used to hurt
you. Don't think they can't trick you, they can and they will. Refuse to
talk with them except through an attorney. If the IRS person starts
threatening you for not talking, hang up on that person.
Keep notes. Note the date, subject, and key facts of any
communication with these people. They will make things up in court, but if
you have notes you can at least stop from losing a "he said / she said"
Don't respond to their mailings. I followed the bad advice
of "experts" and responded to every fishing trip the IRS went on. The IRS
can't legally demand from you information they already have. So there's no
need to send them a tax filing you've already sent. If they demand you fill
out a 433A, understand that they will use it to hurt you. It cannot possibly
help you to fill it out. Let them do what they think they have to do, but
without your additional self-destructive assistance. If you really do feel
so intimidated that you "need to" respond, have an attorney do that for you.
It makes a huge difference and is worth the cost. But don't use Mark
Rosenbloom (a Chicago attorney).
Don't bother contacting your misrepresentatives in the House
or the Senate. If they actually represented voters, there would not be an
IRS. Its actual tax function administration could easily be done by a single
federal employee working part-time (simply have the states collect all
taxes, just as they collect taxes now, and 50 states--rather than millions
of individuals--deal with the federal govt
). The large IRS machinery serves quite another purpose, and it's not one we
should be proud of.
Disclaimer: The facts represented here are as accurate as a reasonable investigation
can determine. Mindconnection hosts this
site at no charge to the Hoyt victims, to expose this
miscarriage of justice.