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Author Davis, Shelley L.

Title Unbridled power : inside the secret culture of the IRS / Shelley L. Davis.

Published New York : HarperBusiness, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  353.007244 DAVI {Bund71 20190110}    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 284 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-272) and index.
Summary In Unbridled Power, Davis exposes the deceit that has become commonplace at the IRS. Hired to provide the agency with a written record of its past, Davis embarked on what she erroneously thought would be a straightforward mission. Instead she discovered a culture of secrecy that buries its mistakes and hides its unsavory history. Required by federal law to turn over its records to the National Archives, the agency has stubbornly resisted disclosing information about itself to the public. Many important internal documents have been shredded. What is the IRS hiding? Watergate, for one thing. Under the Nixon administration, Big Brother formed the Special Services Staff, a top-secret rogue unit organized to hound dissidents and political enemies. Davis, against the wishes of her superiors, reveals the truth behind the egregious plan to use confidential tax returns to flush out undesirables.
Also uncovered by Davis was a scheme to destroy the presidential tax returns, an invaluable archive of past presidential financial records. Further, she unveils the truth about the Congressmen who have dared to question the insidious power of the IRS - our elected representatives who found themselves the subject of unfair and unfounded audits. Unbridled Power is the shocking account of one woman's struggle to overcome an unchecked bureaucracy's fear of its own checkered past Deception. Cover-ups. Malevolence. Head-spinning ineptitude. Illegal misdeeds. Davis blows the whistle on America's most dreaded and secretive government agency.
Subject United States. Internal Revenue Service -- History.
Tax administration and procedure -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0887308295