Check Out California. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika.
California has two different tax agencies. The Department of Tax and Fee Administration, known as CDTFA, handles sales taxes.
CDTFA’s director, according to the Caltaxletter, publicly admitted to ordering his department’s Settlement Section to settle fewer, if any, cases. His rationale for that directive was that his staff has a very high winning percentage when they take cases to court. It appears that the guy feels invincible and told his staff to act accordingly.
Does the agency lose? Sometimes it does, but apparently it can’t be counted on to be a good loser. The story is told of a taxpayer named Starbuzz International..