Re: Additions to Tax?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BOB GREGORY <rhgusn@...> wrote:
> *Henry is right. The deck is stacked,This is true but only for a "taxpayer." Are you one,
would be my question, under the circumstances.
> The best tactic...The best one is to not "volunteer" in the first place.
Take this as step one, and no other steps apply.
> It does no good to file as Hendrickson suggests,If it is not right under the law, why be so willing
> not because it is not right under the law but...
to break the law would be my question. Step one,
it seems to me, is in keeping with the law.
> If I ever HAVE to go to prison because I'm rightIf you do end up in prison, I am guessing it would
> and the IRS is wrong,
be because you broke the law, and the IRS was "right."
Life is full of ironies.
> so be it, but if I ain't volunteering.Then you would not be a "taxpayer!" Oh, you meant
a different kind of volunteering, as in "giving in."
> If twenty or thirty million people would simplyI do not know the numbers, but I have "read" that
> REFUSE to file tax returns, standing together and
> taking their chances, I would be right there with
there may already be that many who have chosen not
to file, but the decision was independent and not
based on waiting for en mass approval.
I am guessing you are not "right there with them."
I never asked anyone's permission to not be
a taxpayer. Also, I never viewed it as "taking
a chance." To me, it was reading the law.
We all make choices...
- Actually, according to the IRS's own estimates there are around 63 million non-filers. I meant twenty or thirty million MORE. The base of over 60 million are bottom-of-the-barrel folks who don't earn much and thus don't owe much tax (even according to the IRS). A lot of them bounce from job to job and/or get paid under the table. The reason there are so many is that the IRS figures that it would cost more to go after them than they could get out of them. But 20 or 30 million MORE would include a pretty large chunk of people who pay a lot of the taxes. That would get their attention, but there are not enough assets to send all the letters, file all the notices of liens, initiate all the notices of intent to levy and notices of levy, execute the levies, etc. And, generally, only around 300 or so cases per year are actually prosecuted in court, because of the limitations of DOJ personnel and court dockets.
If people were to take such mass action and also change their W4's to minimum withholding, it would keep a huge amount of money from going into the hands of the IRS. Of course, if people in the top 5% income level were to stop, the IRS would have apoplexy, since they pay over 53% of all income taxes. They would probably design a plan to selectively go after those people with the most vigor because it would have the biggest payoff. But the people in the 50% to 95% level pay another 43% of all income taxes, and 20 or 30 million just stopping filing and cutting their withholding to a minimum would get everybody's attention.
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 5:36 PM, Frog Farmer <frogfrmr@...> wrote:BOB GREGORY wrote:According to IRS own estimates, it's been over 40 million and growing
> If twenty or thirty million people would simply REFUSE to file tax
> returns, standing together and taking their chances, I would be right
> there with them.
for over 30 years.Hey, too many cliff jumpers are lemmings! Learn to wear a lemming-fur
> But the vast majority of people are talkers and not
> doers. They want to watch Hendrickson and Larken Rose, and Joe
> Bannister and others and "see what happens." They don't understand
> that the answer would be mass disobedience. The government could not
> deal with that, and things would change. But it is not likely to
> happen because too many people are watchers.
coat and walk backwards facing the same direction of the rushing crowd!
If you read the attachment of rights carefully of what comes with the standard [certified mailer] notices of deficiency you will see a trap laid for the unsuspecting person. Of course this is all dealing with tax court and your “right” to an administrative hearing. The attachment is supposed to explain those rights. There is a series of questions and these are as if YOU are asking them….with responses. I can’t recall the actual words but the jist of the question is “What if I feel I don’t owe the tax?” Can’t you imagine the patriot thinking, “Yes!! That’s the one!! That’s me!! I’ll finally have my day in court to get even with the IRS’s ACS that keeps sending me these letters.”
However notice carefully the answer to the question….for it only deals with the AMOUNT of the tax! [not the liability for the tax].
Sneaky eh? Folks…tax court is an administrative court for transferees of payments. I doubt you are that. You are already assumed LIABLE for the tax when you invoke the request for the hearing. There is NO salvation in the few pieces of silver due process tossed before you called a hearing….it’s just a trap.
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