Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 1.djvu/747

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PUBLIC LAW 105-206—JULY 22, 1998 112 STAT. 721 employee of the Internal Revenue Service if there is a final administrative or judicial determination that such employee committed any act or omission described under subsection (b) in the performance of the employee's official duties. Such termination shall be a removal for cause on charges of misconduct. (b) ACTS OR OMISSIONS. — The acts or omissions referred to under subsection (a) are— (1) willful failure to obtain the required approval signatures on documents authorizing the seizure of a taxpayer's home, personal belongings, or business assets; (2) providing a false statement under oath with respect to a material matter involving a taxpayer or taxpayer representative; (3) with respect to a taxpayer, taxpayer representative, or other employee of the Internal Revenue Service, the violation of— (A) any right under the Constitution of the United States; or (B) any civil right established under— (i) title VI or VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (ii) title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; (iii) the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; (iv) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; (v) section 501 or 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; or (vi) title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; (4) falsifying or destroying documents to conceal mistakes made by any employee with respect to a matter involving a taxpayer or taxpayer representative; (5) assault or battery on a taxpayer, taxpayer representative, or other employee of the Internal Revenue Service, but only if there is a criminal conviction, or a final judgment by a court in a civil case, with respect to the assault or battery; (6) violations of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Department of Treasury regulations, or policies of the Internal Revenue Service (including the Internal Revenue Manual) for the purpose of retaliating against, or harassing, a taxpayer, taxpayer representative, or other employee of the Internal Revenue Service; (7) willful misuse of the provisions of section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for the purpose of concealing information from a congressional inquiry; (8) willful failure to file any return of tax required under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 on or before the date prescribed therefor (including any extensions), unless such failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willfiil neglect; (9) willful understatement of Federal tax liability, unless such understatement is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect; and (10) threatening to audit a taxpayer for the purpose of extracting personal gain or benefit. (c) DETERMINATION OF COMMISSIONER.— (1) IN GENERAL. — The Commissioner of Internal Revenue may take a personnel action other than termination for an act or omission under subsection (a).