Health Care Bill - Illegal search and seizure?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
April 7, 2010 11:46am CST
IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman announced at the National Press Club announced that the IRS would withhold tax refunds on people who did not have Health Insurance to pay the fine. To do that they would have to seize a persons money that they are holding in trust for you. If you feel that this was a mistake then you would have to go to court and prove your case. (guilty until proven innocent). The Constitution in both the 4th and 5th Amendment protects us from unwarranted search and seizure with out due process of law and that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Will the IRS just Deem the person to be guilty?
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5 responses
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
8 Apr 10
The IRS has always had the ability to act first and make the citizen prove they're wrong. This is really nothing new as far as that agency goes.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Hasn't the IRS always deemed a person guilty until that person can prove him/herself innocent?
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
7 Apr 10
The IRS does that already... when they claim you owe taxes or disallow an exemption that you claim, they have already determined that you are guilty of something and then the onus is one you to prove you innocence. That is in direct opposition to the premise of "innocent until proven guilty" and is not how our country and it's laws were designed.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Many states are already withholding tax refunds, not because anyone owes them money, but because they are so fiscally irresponsible that they need to hold onto your money so they don't go broke. This is actually the first year that I am claiming deductions on my W-4. I'd rather owe money at the end of the year than have those pigs KEEP my money and send me an IOU that isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
7 Apr 10
They will deem you guilty and pass sentence with out a pesky trial. How much will this alone cost tax payers?