Quite apart from the merits of the controversy, the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Hoosac Mills case presented the interesting problem of the taxpayer's standing in court to question the validity of a federal tax. The problem is really twofold. First, may the taxpayer enjoin the collection of the tax? Second, assuming that he may not, what steps must he take before he can get a refund of the amount that he has paid?

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