Arlington, Va.—A federal court today just struck down the IRS’s new licensing rules.In 2011, the IRS imposed an unlawful licensing scheme that benefits powerful industry insiders and harms hundreds of thousands of tax preparers across the country and the tens of millions of taxpayers who rely on them to prepare their taxes.
Three independent tax preparers—Sabina Loving of Chicago, John Gambino of Hoboken, N.J., and Elmer Kilian of Eagle, Wisc.—joined forces with the Institute for Justice in filing suit against the IRS in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Late today, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg ruled against the IRS and in favor of the tax preparers.
Of course, "X Defeats the IRS" works for just about any X.
If you wrote an article about "Murdering Nazi Zombie Cannibal Cyborg Fundamentalist Hate Machines From The Future Defeat the IRS", I suspect that a majority of people would pronounce that "good"... and the remainder would merely be somewhat conflicted.