Recent events have led thoughtful citizens, jurists, and Congressmen to question the wisdom of allowing the Internal Revenue Service (Service) to assess and collect taxes without prior judicial hearing in those instances in which the revenue is thought to be "in jeopardy." Congress and the Supreme Court have made significant reforms which strengthen a taxpayer's rights against Service intransigence or arrogance with respect to jeopardy assessments. The reforms, the abuses which prompted them, and suggestions for future congressional action are the subject of this Note.
Note, Assessing Internal Revenue Service Jeopardy Procedures: Recent Legislative and Judicial Reforms, 26 Clev. St. L. Rev. 413 (1977)