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Austin Pilot Suicide Note: Joe Stack Motivated By Tax Law In IRS Attack

First Posted: 04/20/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:35 PM ET

Austin Pilot Suicide Note Joe Stack Irs Tax Law
Overhead view of the IRS building attacked by Joe Stack. The Austin pilot's suicide note indicated he was motivated by tax law.

New York Times:

In his suicide note, the computer software engineer who flew a small plane into a building with Internal Revenue Service offices in Texas on Thursday cited a 1986 tax law as a major motivation for his action.

The law, known as Section 1706 of the 1986 Tax Reform Act, made it extremely difficult for information technology professionals to work as self-employed individuals, forcing most to become company employees.

Read the whole story: New York Times

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