The Madison County Record Jul. 5, 2016, 3:02pm


EAST ST. LOUIS — An Illinois man is suing the U.S. government, alleging an erroneous tax assessment.

Donald Frichti of Newton filed a lawsuit June 29, in U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois against the United States of America, alleging he was illegally assessed, requiring him to collect penalties and interests for the taxable year ending Dec. 31, 2003.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 13, 2014, Frichti  filed a Form 843 claim with the Internal Revenue Center in Fresno, California, for refund of a federal penalty and interest paid for 2003 in the amount of $101,080.75. In February 2015, he again filed a claim for additional refund of $61,171.41. The plaintiff alleges the U.S. government incorrectly computed and doubled the assessed amounts due and failed to take or initiate corrective actions.

Frichti seeks a trial by jury, judgments of $101,080.75 and $61,171.41, plus interest, attorney fees, legal costs, and such other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by attorney David B. Ferebee of Jacksonville, Florida.

U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Case number 3:16-cv-00727

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