441 F2d 1129 Reimer v. United States

441 F.2d 1129

71-1 USTC P 9355

Charles Joseph REIMER, Plaintiff-Appellant,
UNITED STATES of America, Internal Revenue Service, et al.,
No. 30486 Summary Calendar.*
*Rule 18, 5 Cir., see Isbell Enterprises, Inc
Citizens Casualty Company of New York et al., 5 Cir. 1970,
431 F.2d 409, Part I.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

April 26, 1971.

Charles Joseph Reimer, pro se.

Anthony J.P. Farris, U.S. Atty., James R. Gough, George R. Pain, Asst. U.S. Attys., Houston, Tex., Johnnie M. Walters, Asst. Atty. Gen., Meyer Rothwacks, Chief, Appellate Sec., Dept. of Justice, K. Martin Worthy, Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Sevice, Daniel b. Rosenbaum, James H. Bozarth, Attys., Tax Divsion, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., for defendants-appellees.

Before WISDOM, COLEMAN, and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.


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Reimer appeals from the district court's dismissal of his suit seeking aninjunction against the collection of an income tax assessment.


26U.S.C. 7421(a) provides that except in certain listed situations not applicable here,


no suit for the purpose of restraining the assessment or collection of any tax shall be maintained in any court by any person, whether or not such person is the person against whom such tax was assessed.


In Enochs v. Williams Packing, etc., Co., 1962, 370 U.S. 1, 82 S.Ct. 1125, 8 L.Ed.2d 292, the Supreme Court noted a further exception to the restriction where it is apparent that, under the most liberal view of the law and facts, the government cannot establish its claim and where no adequate legal remedy exists so that equity jurisdiction may properly be invoked. Reimer attempts to place his case within the enochs exception.


Reimer argues that the IRS waived the right to collect the tax by agreeing in 1961 to a settlement of his tax liability for 1959. Yet the very IRS form on which Reimer bases this claim explicitly informs the taxpayer that the IRC is not waiving any right to a further assessment. Additionally, under26 U.S.C. 7122 the IRS agent named by Reimer had no authority to compromise hix tax liability. Reimer's other arguments on the merits equally fall short of the Williams Packing Co. requirements for an injunction.


Finally, reimer has an adequate remedy at law. He can pay the assessment and sue in the district court for a refund. Reimer has made no attempt to show that this is not an adequate remedy.


The district court's dismissal of the suit for an injunction is affirmed.