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Hart Says IRS Wrong re: Payments

A state legislator from Athol filed an answer on Thursday to the federal government's lawsuit against him seeking to collect more than half a million dollars in back-income taxes. Rep. Phil Hart claims in the document that the IRS is wrong in asking him to pay eight years worth of business deductions, which he believes have been denied because of his book challenging the legality of the income tax. "No, they won't accept my answer," Hart predicted of the federal government's reaction. "They never do in any lawsuit." But his answer does kick off the legal process, he stated/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Are you surprised that state Rep. Phil Hart says the IRS and not he is wrong about what he owes in back taxes?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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