Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Earlier this month, Arizona lawyer Ronald Ellet filed an action against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking a finding of willful contempt as well as an award of damages and attorney’s fees. The case was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court on August 12, 2014, and is identified as case number 12-bk-14276-GBN. The filing of this case in an example of Mr. Ellett’s continued advocacy of individuals who are involved in disputes with the IRS regarding the validity of certain tax debts.
When debts are discharged in bankruptcy, it means that the debtor no longer is under any legal obligation to pay those debts, and also that creditors may no longer attempt to collect those debts. At issue in the current case is $12,370.00 in monies that the IRS garnished subsequent to a bankruptcy court’s discharge of the taxpayer’s tax debts. The current action is pending before the Honorable Judge Nielsen.
This current action was filed only after Mr. Ellett attempted to secure the IRS’s compliance with the bankruptcy discharge through a series of letters and phone calls. Regarding the matter, Mr. Ellett stated that ““When letters and phone calls fail to resolve a situation, a party has only two options left. The first is to allow the IRS to continue with their allegedly unlawful activities. The second option is to bring the matter before a judge. Thankfully we live in a country where the Constitution mandates an independent judiciary that can effectively vindicate the rights of our citizens.”
Ronald Ellett has been practicing bankruptcy law for more than 20 years, and his work as a lawyer has been recognized by Arizona Supreme Court, the State Bar of Arizona and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona. In addition, Mr. Ellett has successfully represented clients before the Arizona Supreme Court, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court.
Ellett Law Offices, P.C.
2999 N. 44th Street, Suite 330
Phoenix, AZ 85018