IRS to dentist: This is not a drill
August 4, 2008
ASPEN ” A local dentist is butting heads with the Internal Revenue Service, apparently is refusing to comply with an audit.
Federal officials filed a federal court petition July 23 to enforce an IRS summons mandating that Dr. William Wesson of Aspen produce information for an audit.
Reached at his office, Wesson said he could not comment on the matter yet.
In March, agents served the original summons, calling Wesson to testify and produce certain books, records, papers and data accounting for his taxes dating back to 2003. Instead, Wesson demanded a certified copy of an IRS agent’s oath and a copy of the agent’s photo ID, according to court documents.
Wesson threatened to file a criminal complaint if the agent did not produce the information. IRS agents then turned to the federal court system.
An IRS spokeswoman said agents perform audits both at random and based on an individual’s business and personal activity. If a taxpayer is asked to produce records for the audit, they are compelled to produce the information.
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