Judge holds IRS accountable for their mistake.

It’s refreshing to see someone in government held accountable for their mistakes.  David Buffano won a recent tax court case against the IRS and got his tax bill eliminated because the IRS failed to assess the tax correctly.  Even though the IRS had failed to file a Statutory Notice of Deficiency against the client which is required by law, they still tried to collect the tax.  That is, until the tax court judge stopped them.  It’s nice to know that at least sometimes government officials are required to follow the law.