Scams > Tax
Are you still paying income tax? Didn't you hear that income doesn't
include wages, or that the 16th Amendment was never ratified, or that
none of the states are actually in the U.S., or that income isn't defined in
the Internal Revenue Code? Or didn't you know that if you simply placed all
of your assets into a Pure Trust that nobody could ever touch them or collect
taxes on them, including the government? Well, if you didn't hear any of this,
don't worry because it ain't true. What is true is that some scam artists have
made good money selling these bogus theories before themselves ending up in
This Section Starts Here.
Theories a/k/a Tax Protestor Junk
Tax Protestor Cases
Protestor Theories De-Bunked
The Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments (pdf)
presentation from the IRS regarding Tax Scams
Protestor News and Articles
Circuit Affirms Simkanin Conviction Giving We-The-People Another Defeat.
TAX PROTESTOR DUMMIES
Driven by such geniuses as Bill Benson, Otto Skinner, Irwin
Schiff, Thurston Bell, Lynne Meredith and others, a cottage
industry of these well-educated and experienced professionals
has been created to show you, the average taxpayer, how to fulfill
your constitutional rights to peace and liberty and freedom
from taxes. Especially the latter, and especially if you buy
their books and tapes documenting their extensive research into
all sorts of stuff, like how the 16th Amendment was never really
ratified, or how everybody should really just ignore the courts
and decide for themselves what the laws says (one advantage:
you're always right). Did we fail to mention that none of these
people have any formal legal education and many have convictions
on a variety of crimes? Or that Lynne Meredith supposedly made
over $6 million selling books and tapes on this stuff? (Ooops,
Lynne got indicted and will probably die in prison, but that's
us being nitpicky!)
TAX PROTESTOR DUMMIES 2
More court opinions and letters from the crazy tax protestors
(also see our Quatlosers
CONSTITUTIONAL TRUSTS A/K/A PURE TRUSTS
Great things, so long as the IRS and your creditors agree to litigate
issues arising from these trusts before a Posse Comitatus
in a mobile home trailer somewhere. Otherwise, a voodoo spell
would be more effective protection.
of Abusive Trust Schemes
BREAKING NEWS REGARDING TAX SCAMS
Latest IRS releases, court opinions, and more!
Five Indicted For $14 Million Fraudulent Tax Preparation Scheme
Federal Court Bars Los Angeles Man From Promoting Tax Scams And Preparing Tax Returns For Others
Justice Department Seeks To Bar Former Jackson Hewitt Franchise Manager From Preparing Tax Returns
Civil Suit Alleges California Tax Firm Manager Prepared Returns Claiming False Tax Exemptions During 2005 Tax Filing Season
Federal Court Bars Arizona Tax Preparer
Prepared Fraudulent Returns Based on Michigan Man's Scheme
Salt Lake City Man Sentenced To 60 Months Prison For Role In Tax And Investment Fraud Scheme
DR. SWEET AND THE JoY FOUNDATION
U.S. Department of Justice press release about court order stopping
Dr. Sweet and the JoY Foundation from marking bogus tax plans.
Paperwork Reduction Act Decision
Judge Egan's decision to dismiss Springer's complaint in Lindsey K. Springer v. U.S., the IRS and Commissioner of the IRS
Permanent Injunction Against Donald R. Bushnell
Dr. Tom Clayton -- 861 Goes Down In Flames Again
Houston Area Radiologist Indicted on Tax Charges
United States v. Rex Black
Pure Trust court opinion
Professional Tax Resister Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Tax Fraud
Longtime tax protestor Irwin Schiff was sentenced in federal district court in Las Vegas to total of 163 months in prison—151 months for tax fraud and an additional 12 months for contempt of court
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Codebusters Scam - A new variant of the Global Prosperity
scam offers you (worthless) research and (equally worthless) forms
to let you live a tax-free existence. Supported by a person who
claims to be a judge but who has no formal legal education and who
mostly heard traffic ticket and small claims matters.
Protestors, Pure Trusts, and Other Stupid De-Tax Schemes & Scams
Have a stupid theory why you shouldn't have to pay taxes? 861? Non-Filer?
Sovereign Citizen? Believe that the federal courts are actually
admiralty courts or that the only real citizens of the USA live
in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia, then this forum
is for you.
Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters Practical
and Practice issues for Professionals who practice in the area of
taxation. Moral, social and economic issues relating to taxes, including
international issues, the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, state tax
issues, etc. Not for "tax protestor" issues.
- David Cay Johnston