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IRS TARGETS PHIL HANSEN

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Former Utah Attorney General Phil L. Hansen is the target of an Internal Revenue Service petition seeking to force him to testify and produce records about his earnings from 1983-87.

In May, moving vans under IRS direction pulled up to Hansen's home at 1205 E. South Temple and loaded up most of his personal belongings in a tax dispute. The IRS said Hansen owed income tax, employer's quarterly federal tax and employer's annual federal unemployment tax.Hansen told the Deseret News that the IRS was guilty of "deception, arrogance, intimidation tactics, threats." He denounced the agency's "Gestopo-like tactics."

The latest IRS action against him, filed Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court, seeks a court order to compel him to testify and produce books, papers, records and other data that will help in the investigation of his tax liability.