Jack Townsend is well known as a measured, serious, non hyperbolic Law Professor who has an excellant blog called Federal Tax Crimes. His analysis of court cases and his tireless fielding of questions, have helped me (and many other minnows) know more about tax law and the OVDP / OVDI processes then I have ever imagined possible. He discourages polemics, but has provided outlets for Open Forum recommendations to the IRS.
So, when you see a heading of a blog post like this one above, and he starts out like this:
“I write to rant about a practice inside the OVDI/OVDP civil penalty structure.”
and goes on to say,
My argument to that is the same as Vinny’s responsive argument in My Cousin Vinny, here, paraphrased, “That’s bullshit.”
You SHOULD pay attention, and frankly so should the IRS. :) I encourage you to go read this post for yourselves.