Joe Banister is the first and still only IRS Criminal Investigation Division (IRSCID) Special Agent ever to investigate allegations of deceitful and illegal conduct in the agency’s administration and enforcement of the federal income tax system and report the results of his investigation first to IRS management and executives and then to the American people.
Despite having served as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Coordinator, Asset Forfeiture Coordinator and Firearms and Defensive Tactics Coordinator for the IRS Central California District and despite having earned a special act award, certificate of recognition award, performance award, sustained superior performance award and top athlete award above and beyond his routine investigative duties, Banister’s evidence and concerns were summarily rebuffed and he was “encouraged” to resign from the agency.
He resigned on February 25th, 1999, in effect, having to resign from his position in order to abide by his oath to support and defend the United States Constitution.
Joe recently authored a new book, Investigating the Federal Income Tax: A Report To The American People, and you will be astounded at what his investigation found, what he endured to tell his story to his fellow Americans and the lengths to which the IRS and mainstream media schemed to discredit and silence him, including:
- Exposing and unlocking the deceitful and intimidating tactics the IRS uses to make people confused, fearful and compliant.
- Examining IRS internal policy directives and literature, as well as congressional testimony and government reports, casting deep suspicion on the manner in which the IRS administers and enforces the federal income tax system.
- Detailing the corrupt government and media campaign that attempted to re-cast Banister’s sincere whistleblowing efforts as a greedy money-making venture worthy of criminal prosecution and a lengthy prison sentence.