Main menu

As I was saying...

(originally launched into cyberspace on 02/06/2003)

Dear List Subscriber,

I was just saying how the IRS cheats. Here is a fine example that CONGRESS
is once again trying to pass into law. Keep in mind, the Constitution
(Fifth Amendment) says that no one can be deprived of property without "DUE
PROCESS OF LAW." Here is what your "representatives" think of due process:

Scroll down to page 100, and look where it talks about "frivolous"
arguments. Here is how it works:

If you file a tax return that cites what THE LAW ITSELF says about
determining taxable income (i.e. Section 861 and its regulations), there
would be a five THOUSAND dollar fine (instead of the current five hundred
dollar fine).

But wait, it gets better. The IRS can declare ANY issue to be "frivolous,"
and FINE you thousands of dollars for bringing it up. But wait... there's

It isn't just for tax returns any more. If you ask for a Collections Due
Process Hearing... $5000 fine. If you request a "Taxpayer Assistance
Order," $5000 fine. For these and a couple other administrative procedure
steps, your request will be discarded and ignored, and then you will be
robbed. (If you go to Tax Court, you then get fined up to $25,000.)

It is now ILLEGAL to file a CORRECT tax return, and ILLEGAL to cite the LAW
to argue it. Nice due process, huh? I hope you feel well served.


Larken Rose
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(P.S. They call it the "Care Act of 2003." I kid you not.)