The Great Income Tax Hoax: Why You Can Immediately Stop Paying This Illegally Enforced Tax
Book Description:Laws are the whitewash that governments use to disguise the ugly fact that they steal money from productive people, then use it to control how they live their lives. Being merely one-sided contracts, laws have no moral validity whatsoever; but eight generations of government schooling have conned Americans into supposing that they are magic, to be held in respect and awe. Accordingly, if there is a tax law, most people tend to obey it.
In this masterpiece, perhaps the most important book he ever wrote, Irwin Schiff shows that there is no such thing; how even that veneer of respectability falls off the "income tax" when its origins are systematically probed.
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If you want to go to jail for no good reason, follow this book’s advice September 13, 2009
Philip Schoenberg (Flushing, New York)
2 out of 2 found this review helpful
Unfortunately, the income tax has been well-litigated. It is a point of law well-settled. The courts will not revisit the constitutionality of the law. It is a given. It is like a patient arguing that germs do not exist and he need not wash his hands until you prove otherwise. Typhoid Mary was imprisoned for life because she insisted upon being a cook in which she would spread the deadly typhoid germs. That is why Irwin Schiff was given short shift when he attempted to try to prove this law, the income tax, was unconstitutional.
Irwin Schiff is the poster child for self-martyrdom that the income tax should not be paid. He keeps boasting on website that he has proved his case in court wherein reality he has repeated convicted and served jail time. When an interviewer asked: "But you went to jail for four months and paid a $10,000 fine. So in essence, haven’t you really paid your federal income taxes for those years that you didn’t file?" Schiff in denial responded: "No. No. No, no. That was a fine, and I’m going to be getting that back. We’ll be suing the government." "Paying taxes is the price of citizenship. After three strikes, I would hope that even Schiff realizes that he has struck out," said Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark Everson.
While putting up a website repeating these false claims, Schiff has also appealed his conviction that he is "crazy." Schiff is serving a 13-plus year sentence for tax crimes (with his location listed as the Terre Haute Federal Correction Institute as of April 21, 2009). His projected release date is 7 October 2016. Somehow Congress has ignored Schiff`s claim that it repealed the income tax in 1954! Schiff’s attorneys asked that the court consider the claim that Schiff has a mental disorder relating to his beliefs about taxes. At this point, he does time while his appeals are rejected.
Wesley Snipes is the latest to discover that nobody wants to revisit whether or not the income tax is constitutional or not because it is a settled issue. In his case, he is out on bail while appealing his case. He will be sent to jail like other tax protestors who futilely claim they need not pay federal income taxes. A constitutional amendment passed during the William Howard Taft Administration gave Woodrow Wilson the opportunity to pass the income tax. Of course, this 1% tax has morphed into a tax on the middle class. Uncle Sam finds this is a wonderful opportunity to get additional income through fines and penalties. The only way to get rid of the income tax is not earn enoug income to qualify, get Congress to repeal it, or get a Constitutional Amendment. Meanwhile pay your income taxes unless you like the comforts of jail!
Irwin A. Schiff is currently in prison for tax evasion September 11, 2009
Perry A. Warbrick (Redmond, WA)
5 out of 5 found this review helpful
Before you get too enthused with Mr. Schiff’s books, you should know that Schiff is serving a 13-plus year sentence for tax crimes (with his location listed as the Terre Haute Federal Correction Institute as of April, 2009). His projected release date is 7 October 2016. He has lost several civil cases against the federal government and has a record of multiple convictions for various federal tax crimes. Before you believe anything in any of his books, talk to a licensed tax attorney.
Ron Paul January 8, 2008
B. Anastasio (West LA)
4 out of 8 found this review helpful
Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate bringing this tax scam to the people’s attention. I wonder how much money goes into some politicians pockets to keep this from the public. 1 trillion dollars of our income tax went undocumented, untraceable in 06... sad..
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." ~Henry Ford
Please learn about our Monetary system and vote. I did and I’m voting for Ron Paul! =)
Good - But missing a lot of info March 30, 2002
Robert (Jacksonville, Florida.)
38 out of 43 found this review helpful
I bought this book when it first came out and while Schiff gives a lot of information on the subject of federal income taxes, he missed some very important information.
1) The United States (i.e. Federal Government) has limited jurisdiction. As stated in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution for the United States of America:
"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, byCession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;"
In other words the United States Congress can only pass laws that apply within the above defined areas. Since Schiff is big on case law here’s one that he missed:
"The power of the United States to tax is limited to persons, property, and business within their jurisdiction, as much as that of a state is limited to the same subjects within its jurisdiction."
- United States v. Erie Ry. Co., 106 U.S. 327, 333, 1 S.Ct. 223 (1882)
26 USC § 7701(9) defines the "United States" as the District of Columbia and the several states. At § 7701(10) the term "State" is defined as the "District of Columbia". Did you get that or did you miss it? The 50 union states aren’t included in those definitions. See 26 USC §§ 5272(b), 5362(c)(9), 6103(b)(5), and 7462 for code sections that include the union states.
Jurisdiction should have been his MAIN argument.
The "Dixieland Law Journal" some excellent information on the subject of federal jurisdiction. Do a web search with those key words.
2) The Internal Revenue Service is NOT a agency on the United States! Look at 31 USC §§ 301 thru 310. Every agency of the Department of the Treasury is listed therein. Notice that the IRS, BATF, and Secret Service are NOT listed!!!
For the most detailed information about the origin of the IRS search the web for the document "THE BIGGEST HEIST IN HISTORY" by William Cooper.
3) ON the subject of wage withholding he never informs the reader about the following points:
a) 26 USC § 3402(p) which clearly states that the W-4 form is voluntary. Read it for yourself. If it’s voluntary why does he advise you to fill it out and claim "exempt"?
b) He never informs the reader of the legal definition of employee as defined in 26 USC § 3401(c). He never discusses the legal meaning of the word "includes" as used in the code. It is meant to be used in a restrictive manner. In other words "employee" includes only the definitions in that code section! If it’s not included it’s not a part of the definition! Are you an "employee"? If you’re not why does he advise you to claim "exempt" on a W-4?
c) He missed the definition of "Withholding Agent" at § 7701(16). That is very important. That definition contains the withholding requirements in the IRC. Look them up and see if you are subject to it.
4) He never researched the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR’s). The CFR’s have more detailed information than the IRC. If you carefully study the sections that apply to Subtitle A, you’ll notice that the sections that define "United States" don’t include the 50 union states!
I could go on but I won’t. Irwin Schiff has done a great deal of research on this subject and I thank him for it. Because of him I’ve saved a lot of cash. However, If you think that by reading this book (or any of his other books) that you’ll know every thing about the US income tax, you are mistaken. There is a lot of valuable information out there that Schiff has NEVER covered. Get on your favorite search engine and start looking for it! I’ve found it and so can you!
Here’s a list of some documents that will help you figure out this complex subject. Search the web for them.
1) "PUBLIC JUDICIAL NOTICE" by William Cooper. There are 3 parts of this document. Read them all! Very good information in these!
2) "AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MEANING OF THE TERM UNITED STATES", by unknown. This is a long and detailed document that is a must read!
I would also suggest that you purchase the book "GOOD-BYE APRIL 15TH!", BY Boston T. Party. I would recommend this book over any of Schiff’s books. Read it!
Time to Draw the Line March 5, 2001
Rob (Maryland Republic)
6 out of 10 found this review helpful
This is a great book (although the examples of how numerous judges simply ignore the constitution and the law are infuriating). I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because some of the legal arguments are difficult to follow (and the government has purposely obfiscated things enough to make it this way). The review by Mr. Trader100 indicates to me that he is the kind of person who would discourage the Boston Tea Party and urge everyone to "work within the system" and beg your English colonial governor for reform. Each man has to decide for himself where to draw the line.
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