(TheRedAlertNews.com) -A Republican US lawmaker has demanded answers from the IRS after a tax agent told a woman that he was entitled to enter anybody’s home at any time.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, sent the IRS a letter asking why in April, an agent called “Bill Haus” declared he could “go into anyone’s house at any time I want” and used a fake identity.
“We have recently received allegations that an Internal Revenue Service agent provided a false name to an Ohio taxpayer as part of a deception to gain entry into the taxpayer’s home to confront her about delinquent tax filings,” Jordan’s letter says, as cited by The Daily Caller.
“The IRS agent insisted that he ‘can . . . go into anyone’s house at any time’ as an IRS agent. These allegations raise serious concerns about the IRS’s commitment to fundamental civil liberties,” it elaborates.
The tax agent told the Ohio woman he had come to discuss “several delinquent tax return filings” from the deceased owner of an estate of which she was a “fiduciary.”
The woman called her lawyer, who told her to ask the IRS officer to leave.
“[Haus] threatened that she had one week to satisfy the remaining balance or he would freeze all her assets and put a lien on her house,” Rep. Jim Jordan reveals.
After Haus left, the woman called the police, who found the agent and established he had used a fake name. After the police told him to stay away from the woman, the agent complained against the police officer to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
On May 4, the Ohio woman spoke with Haus’ supervisor, who told her no taxes were owed on the property, and “things never should have gotten this far,” thus closing the case.
“This behavior from an IRS agent to an American taxpayer—providing an alias, using deception to secure entry into the taxpayer’s home, and then filing an Inspector General complaint against a police officer examining that matter—is highly concerning,” Jordan wrote.
In his letter, he subpoenaed all IRS documents on the incident by June 30.
Apparently we've forgotten the 4th Amendmenthttps://t.co/DCptwUGJGI
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2023