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IRS Needn’t Process Religious Tax Protests, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (March 16, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit affirmed that the government doesn’t have to accommodate a Northern California woman who wants the IRS to create a process for those who protest paying taxes on religious grounds, citing a lack of proof that she would suffer “irreparable harm.”

The three judge panel’s ruling foils an attempt by Elizabeth Boardman, a Quaker from Davis, California, to force the IRS to create a procedure for processing claims and disputes from taxpayers who refuse to pay taxes for reasons of religion. The appeals court ruled on March 10 that the IRS is not required to provide any such process....

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Case Title

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Case Number

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Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2440 Other Civil Rights

Date Filed

January 3, 2013

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