notorial dissent wrote:So does this mean he is barred from practice in the federal courts???? They slapped his wrists??? What???
It means that he cannot represent clients in dealings with the Internal Revenue Service -- generally, in matters involving audits, collections, and tax refunds.
Banister is not an attorney and is not a member of the bar of the Tax Court, so representing clients in federal courts has never been an option for him.
Also, he used to be a CPA, but the State of California revoked his CPA license a while back.
EDIT: Banister is probably through (over, fini, kaput, c'est tout) as far as having a reasonable hope of preparing federal income tax returns for a living as well (assuming that he even wants to do that). To be in the business of preparing federal returns, he would have to pass a test and become registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a "Registered Tax Return Preparer" (RTRP). Considering that he's already lost his CPA license and has been disbarred by the Treasury Department, with both losses having resulted from his federal tax-related shenanigans, I would think that trying to become an RTRP would not be a good option for him.
He was an IRS Special Agent until he went off the rails, but at this point a job in law enforcement might be problematic for him as well.
...why is anyone in this [losthorizons] community paying the least attention to...'Larry Williams' [Famspear], or other purveyors of disinformation from...quatloos? – Pete Hendrickson, former inmate 15406-039, Fed’l Bureau of Prisons