A scoop for not paying tax :)

Discussion in 'Taxes and Accounting' started by harrytrader, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. I read the story of a guy, who refused to pay his tax for many years because it would be unconstitutional and Internal Revenue Service was unable to sue him legally :D. I can't find the name of the guy and its story but I have the source for the law:

    In the 1980s, a man named William Benson, a former criminal investigator for the Illinois Department of Revenue for 10 years, made the astonishing discovery that the Sixteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America was fraudulently declared into law without proper authorization of the States. Benson visited all 48 state capitals involved in the 1913 amendment ratification to examine the historical documents and see if the state governments had indeed ratified the amendment. The evidence was clear and obvious: Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox fraudulently issued a proclamation that 38 states had ratified the amendment, when in fact this was not true. (Benson has published his findings in his two-volume book series, The Law That Never Was.) It was no coincidence, then, that the Internal Revenue Service was established in 1913 and that the Federal Reserve Bank was established in 1913, the same year that the Sixteenth Amendment supposedly “became Constitutional law”. Instead it was an unlawful violation of Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution.
  2. okwon


    I don't know about the sue him part, but if you refuse to pay taxes, they will definitely stick your ass in jail, fine you, and confiscate everything you have . It doesn't really matter what the constitution says if the courts interpret the tax law to be valid, then it is.
  3. TGregg


  4. make sure to print that out so you have something to read while awaiting trial for tax evasion.... :D

    seriously, I've read that same argument, but I don't know if the IRS has even bothered to officially answer it. there was/is a similar movement by some companies to stop withholding taxes on wages, based on a reading of the code that withholding is 'voluntary'. don't know how successful these kinds of arguments have been.

    EDIT: thanks for the links TGregg...
  5. trdrmac


  6. ron2368


    Maybe I will give it a try. I am so happy that I don't have to pay taxes anymore.

    :D :D :D :D :D
  7. TGregg


    So do inmate get net access? Maybe one can trade from prison. . .
  8. If you refuse to pay the tax without justifying sure you go to jail. But the guy was perharps a lawyer I don't remember since I read the story a few years ago but what I remember is that they exchange legal letters and that they never cope to make him go to jail :D

  9. It is not the same degree to misinterpret the law and to be out of law: in the case exposed here legally it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL it is not about false INTERPRETATION, it is about FALSIFICATION of law at that time (but that still impacts the present of course) which is legally extremely serious flaw :D The amendment was made after , but they HAD NO RIGHT to do this amendment. That this amendment should be misinterpreted is another story that is not the subject.

  10. tax protester scams are one thing. History is another thing. I don't talk about these protesters, I talk about the history of law by a person FROM THE IRS. Of course IRS will try to sue tax protestors if they become too numerous do you expect another attitude from them ???

    In fact I posted this thread for another contex, about Mike Milken. because someone said law is law Milken didn't respect it. So if law is law, the first who should respect it is government :D. If not so do you know towards what it would lead at term: a dictature :)

    #10     Feb 4, 2003