`Death To The Irs'

When Jerome Rodder of Los Altos, Calif., got the notice that his tax return was up for audit, he knew the routine. Two previous examinations had prepared the 67-year-old inventor and real-estate investor for the grinding drill. But after investing 45 hours of his own time and $4,000 in accountant's fees, Rodder balked at an IRS form demanding that he document such personal spending as restaurant and laundry bills. "I'm not a tax protester," grouses Rodder, who paid $6,000--about 10% of his annual tax bill--to settle. "But they had better never come near me with that form again. There must be a lot of people as angry as me."

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