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 jail.
• IRS: The
Truth About Frivolous Tax Arguments
Protestor News & Articles
Protestor Theories De-Bunked
of Abusive Trust Schemes
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
May 22, 2006
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 (February 24, 2006)
Promoted by the promise of tax benefits with no meaningful change in the taxpayer's
control over or benefit from the taxpayer's income or assets.
Tax Haven Abuses: The Enablers, The Tools and Secrecy
KPMG Superseding Indictment
(October 17, 2005)
KPMG Statment of Facts
Department of Justice press release. - pdf (August 2005)
KPMG Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Department of Justice press release. pdf (August 26, 2005)
United States v. KPMG LLP
Tax shelter fraud case. pdf (August 2005)
Have a question for Quatloos?
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.
by David Cay Johnston