4889Re: [tips_and_tricks] Tax Facts
- Dec 30, 2003Actually Alan,
--- "Alan Bacon (sui Juris)" <arement@...>
> Statements of Factsnip>
> 9. In 1861, Congress passed an Act (law) to createThis was passed on July 5, 1861, and it was on the pay
> an "Income Duty"
> to help pay for the war between the States. A duty
> is an indirect tax
> which the federal government cannot impose on
> citizens or residents
> of a State having sources of income within a State
> of the Union.
of Army Officers.
It was repealed on August 5, 1861 as being in
violation of Article 1 of the US Constitution.
> 11. In 1909 congress passed the 16th Amendment toActually the 16th Amendment was only ratified by 4
> the Constitution
> that was allegedly ratified by 3/4 of the States; it
> is known as "The
> Income Tax Amendment".
States and was never legal, read "The Law that never
was" by Bill Benson.
> 15. The office of the Commissioner of InternalThis is correct as Title 26 USC applies only to aliens
> Revenue issued
> Treasury Decision (Order) 2313 dated March 21, 1916;
> Vol. 18 January-
> December, 1916, page 53. It states in part: ..."it
> is hereby held
> that income accruing to non-resident aliens in the
> form of interest
> from the bonds and dividends on the stock of
> domestic corporations
> is subject to the income tax imposed by the Act of
> October 3, 1913."
or non natural born citizens. See Withholding agent
defined in the topical index of Title 26 USC that
refers to Section 7701(a)(16) of 26 USC.
> 18. The DIRECT classification of taxation wasThis is correct.
> intended for use when
> unforseen expenses or emergencies arise. Congress,
> needing funds to
> meet the emergency, can borrow money on the credit
> of the United
> States (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 2). The
> Founding Fathers
> intended that the budget of the United States be
> balanced and a
> deficit be paid off quickly and in an orderly
> fashion. Through a
> DIRECT tax, the tax bill is given to the States of
> the Union. The
> bill is "apportioined" by the number of
> Representatives of each State
> in Congress; therefore, each State is billed its
> apportioned share of
> the DIRECT tax equal to the number of votes its
> Representatives could
> employ to pass the tax. How the States raise the
> money to pay the
> bill is not a federal concern. (Article 1, Section
> 2, Clause 3).
Now all we need to do is get everyone on the same
Like that will ever happen.
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