IRS Agents Caught Using Dirty Tactics

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( – Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan sent an inquiry to the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after it was reported that one IRS agent displayed some “highly concerning” behavior during an alleged home visit.

The House Judiciary Committee and its Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government had received a report about the visit in which it was stated that the IRS agent had allegedly provided an alias rather than their real name during the visit. Jordan in his letter on Friday, points out that the IRS agent had used deception in order to be granted entry into the person’s house. The incident allegedly took place in late April in Marion, a city close to Columbus.

The Ohio congressman, who is the chair of the committee, pointed out in the letter addressed to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, that the allegations about the IRS brought up “serious concerns” regarding the agency’s commitment to “civil liberties.”

The IRS has until June 30 to answer questions about the alleged field visit, as well as provide information, “documents, and communications” connected to it. According to the information the committee received, the IRS agent had given the alias “Bill Haus” in order to enter the home of a resident in Ohio. It was later revealed by the Marion Police Department that the name was an alias. Jordan’s letter also notes that the agent had originally claimed that the visit was because of concerns about an estate that “the taxpayer was the fiduciary” for, however later in the visit they altered these claims.

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