Briefing to Address IRS Reform

Dallas - Dr. John Goodman, President of the National Center for Policy Analysis, joins Senator Phil Gramm and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Houston Monday for a public briefing on Internal Revenue Service reform and the introduction of Sen. Gramm's "Honest Taxpayer Protection Act of 1998."

"Murderers, rapists and robbers are all entitled to the assumed presumption of innocent until proven guilty. Why shouldn't the common taxpayer have rights?" Goodman asked. "When the founding fathers guaranteed the right of due process of law for American citizens, they did not intend to exclude the taxpayer."

At the briefing Dr. Goodman will discuss some of the reform ideas established in Sen. Gramm's proposed legislation:

Establishing a system in which the taxpayer is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Establishing a system in which the IRS does not serve as the investigator, judge and jury in taxpayer disputes.

Establishing a system in which the IRS is accountable for legal fees and court costs in cases it loses.
Also participating in the briefing will be 129th Civil District Court Judge Pat Mizell.

Dr. John Goodman,
NCPA President

IRS Reform

1:30 p.m.
Monday, December 8, 1997

129th District Court
Congress Plaza Floor 16
1019 Congress