Our Goal – A Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights!
1- This involves balancing the playing field between an independently owned small-business and the bureaucracy.
Balance can be accomplished in two ways:
A-The Burden of Proof should always be upon the bureaucracy. Not only during audits,citations, inspections, tax assessments, etc. but also through the entire appeal and legal process.
B- Both sides should always have an equal amount at stake. Whenever the Bureaucracy claims a small business owes the government a sum of money, including penalties and interest, the bureaucracy should have an equal amount at stake. If it turns out that the bureaucracy is wrong, the government should owe the small business the amount in error, including penalties and interest that would have accrued.
A Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights should be limited to small independently owned business, not corporate conglomerates.