Internal Revenue Service
1. In a response to public outcry over the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) extent and abuse of power, the Federal government has decided to disband the IRS in favor of creating a new administrative agency to oversee taxation. As a business owner, what steps might you be able to take to ensure there are controls and limits to the agencys power? How does this compare with the controls available to branches of the government?2. In December of 2004, the company you own entered into a 20-year contract with a grain supplier for daily deliveries of grain to its hot dog bun manufacturing facility. The contract called for 10,000 pounds of grain to be delivered to the facility at the price of $100,000 per day. Until February 2017, the supplier provided processed grain which could easily be used in your manufacturing process. However, no longer wanting to absorb the cost of having the grain processed, the supplier began delivering whole grain. The supplier is arguing that the contract does not specify the type of grain that would be supplied and that it has not breached the contract. Your company is arguing that the supplier has an onsite processing plant and processed grain was implicit to the terms of the contract. Over the remaining term of the contract, reshipping and having the grain processed would cost your company approximately $10,000,000, opposed to a cost of around $1,000,000 to the supplier. After speaking with in-house counsel, it was estimated that litigation would cost the company several million dollars and last for years. Weighing the costs of litigation, along with possible ambiguity in the contract, what are three options you could take to resolve the dispute? Which would be the best option for your business and why?