David Leeper is a board certified federal tax attorney and has more than 33 years of experience in dealing with the IRS administratively and in litigation. His cases have been reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Newsweek, Readers Digest, and in the Associated Press. He was the lead witness testifying before the Senate Finance Committee hearings on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Most tax attorneys are familiar with his cases, notably, Portillo vs. I.R.S., (1991, CA5), 932 F.2d 1128, Doyle vs. I.R.S., TC Memo 1982-694; Cheshire vs. I.R.S. (2002, CA5) 282 F3d 326; Images in Motion vs. I.R.S. TC Memo 2006-19; as well as dozens of other reported cases..
Dealing with the Internal Revenue Service can be quite stressful. Frequently the agents are poorly trained and may be punitive in their approach. Your case can go on for years and may become very expensive. People often have a sense of hopelessness and despair, especially if the IRS tries to seize their homes, retirement plans, wages, etc.