$3,500 = The amount one woman was forced to pay twice, even though the IRS eventually admitted the debt had been owed – and paid – by her former husband.
$210,260 = The amount the IRS tried to garnish from the wages of a woman for the back taxes her husband had owed before their marriage.
$26 = The amount the IRS seized from a 6-year-old's bank account because her parents owed money.
$70,000 = The amount demanded by an IRS agent who was threatening to send a couple to jail in a case that the tax court subsequently dismissed because the IRS's claim "was not reasonable in fact or in law."
$6,484,339 = The amount demanded by the IRS from the family of a victim of Pan Am flight 103, based on the assumption of a future settlement.
$900,000 = The amount a small businessman was fined after being entrapped by his accountant, a paid informer for the IRS.
$5,300,000 = The amount the IRS paid its informants in 1993.
33,984,689 = The number of civil penalties assessed by the IRS in 1996.
10,000 = The number of properties seized by the IRS in 1996.
750,000 = The number of liens issued by the IRS against taxpayers in 1996.
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