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  • dave
    The IRs is FAMOUS for getting people to volunteer. You received a general fishing letter. At one time the IRS would make a mistake and send out letters
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 27, 2011
      The IRs is FAMOUS for getting people to volunteer. You received a general
      "fishing" letter. At one time the IRS would "make a mistake" and send out
      letters saying, "We calculated your taxes and find them off by $XXX
      dollars." In 95% of the cases, the people sent in the money-even though it
      was later determined they owed NOTHING.

      Generally they do NOT attack personal residences. In your case they would
      have to prove some benefit between the two of you,.to you. They won't be
      able to..besides your mother I gather has no tax issues..so don't worry.

      The reason ties all the way back to the IRs restructuring act and what came
      before it. At one time the IRS was taking people's houses left and right..on
      nearly mere whim's. It gathered a LOT of attention and Caesar of the new
      republic-empire doesn't want the attention!....because if enough people
      start questioning..it might let the cat out of the bag that we all live in a
      society that was declared-free .but in essence is run by Congress and the
      President of the United States as Caesar of an EMPIRE. In other words, the
      actual organic law for those NOT on government property favors you 100% to
      simply pay nothing...but that doesn't matter to the banks, the mortgage
      companies, the police, the district courts, the court judges, the sheriff,
      the federal agencies and bureaus, the corporations, etc..who THINK via years
      of custom and careful programming that the government-consisting of a
      Congress and President of the United States-- is literally a king. [You can
      learn more by very inexpensively becoming a student of www.edrivera.com ] Of
      course the mythology is helped by written words-intended only to be for
      certain territorial land-that are the constitution words."supreme law of the
      land." You see BECAUSE the freedom-truth is OUT THERE and exists in their
      OWN LAW..they have to go to great pains to do things the way that they
      do..such as "implying" you have an actual "legal duty" to discuss anything
      about finances. We got close just before the re-structuring act when many
      people were having their homes stolen...but alas.Congress roped-in the
      IRS..thus preventing enough people questioning.

      So the bottom line is RARELY do they take anyone's home..very very rarely. I
      would not worry.

      Dear IRS,

      I received your letter. Why does a Congress and President of the United
      States continue to wage war against me? I am peaceful and wish no harm to
      anyone. I have to take care of my mother's bills because she is unable to do
      so herself. Now you demand more payment from me and ask me to make the
      decision to essentially force my mother onto government assistance? Please
      write me back a certified mailer stating that this is what you are asking me
      to do so I can use as justification with other federal agencies. If I
      receive no response of substance in 30 days I will assume you made a
    • Jake
      This is from Dave s comment back in February regarding the Help with back ... rarely. I would not worry. While it s true that it doesn t happen often, it does
      Message 2 of 4 , May 3, 2011

        This is from Dave's comment back in February regarding the "Help with back taxes" thread:

           > . . . the bottom line is RARELY do they take anyone's home..very very rarely. I would not worry.

        While it's true that it doesn't happen often, it does happen & I want to mention a particularly bad case.  It's quite involved & I won't take the time to get into all the details, but what happened is a man's former wife got a lien put on her home for back taxes he allegedly owed & I presume the house has been sold out from under her.

        They divorced in 1984 & part of the divorce property settlement was that she got lifetime rights to the home, although it was mortgaged & she'd have to make the payments, pay the property taxes & utilities.  The man remarried & his problems with the IRS didn't begin in earnest until 2000, although the IRS was going back to 1994.  Nonetheless, those problems had nothing to do with his former wife or the house, which he moved out of prior to the divorce & the IRS admitted they had no claim against the former wife.

        Now here's the sticky part & those who deal with trusts need to pay attention - the man's former wife didn't have any credit & he'd made some mortgage payments for her when she couldn't - children from the 1st marriage were living in the home & he wanted to make sure they didn't have to move, change schools, etc.  And the interest rate was high.  The house was in a family trust which didn't have credit either, so the only way to re-finance for a better rate was for the man & his 2nd wife, they did have credit, to take the house out of the trust, get financing in their names, then put the house back into the trust.  Don't make a mistake like that.

        The IRS said the trust was just an "alter ego" for the man & he still had a personal interest in the house, even though he'd signed that away in the divorce property settlement clear back in 1984.  I helped them work on that case for years, but the man died of cancer last year & the other people didn't stay in touch with me - last I talked to one of the children (now grown up) of the 1st marriage, the house was about to be sold & they'd already found a place to move to, so while they didn't want to lose the family home, they were prepared to deal with it.

        The case went to the 4th circuit court of appeals, but there it died since the man died & neither his 1st nor 2nd wife stepped in to take over, which by procedural rules they could have.  10 years of legal work down the tubes & a house which the IRS had absolutely no claim to whatsoever to slapped with a lien for taxes the ex-husband supposedly owed, which didn't even start until 10 years after the divorce.

        So realize who you're dealing with - the face of evil itself - people have termed the IRS, "Individuals Representing Satan" & I would not argue with that characterization.

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