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Originally posted by Nygdan
Whats sec 861 and who's asking about it? I've never heard of this issue before.
NEW YORK -- The widely promoted claim that Americans are not required to pay income taxes on their wages is false, a federal judge has ruled in ordering one of its leading proponents to stop inciting tax evasion.
The judge, Christopher Conner, on Friday ordered the proponent, Thurston Paul Bell of Hanover, Pa., to post the court's order at his Web site (www.nite.org). Bell also was ordered to remove all language promoting the claim, known as the "861 position" after a section of the tax code, that only those working for foreign-owned companies owe taxes on their wages.
Bell must turn over to the Justice Department copies of his clients' tax returns, notify them that their returns were false and inform them that in addition to owing taxes they may face penalties for filing frivolous returns. Any refunds they obtained were erroneous, Conner said, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may take them back.
Conner, of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, ruled that the 861 position is nonsense. At least a dozen other courts have taken the same position, but that has not stopped people from paying at least $ 1,000 to Bell and others who claim they have found a way to legally stop paying taxes.
Connor noted that Bell conceded that Section 861 specified that wages earned in the United States were taxable.
Bell said, however, that regulations implementing the law exempted wages paid by domestic companies from being taxed. Connor said that false claim "rests purely on semantics and takes the regulations under Section 861 out of context." Judicial accountability
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service recently refused to provide two university researchers with records requested under the Freedom of Information while simultaneously asserting, "We are not denying the release" of the documents.
Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
check out We The People Foundation. You can also learn more about how the tax laws are stated & how the government is just simply refusing to answer those questions with anything but intimidation tactics.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
I wish we could get back to that. The gov.'s got too much power over the states. And man, if I got in my hand what the fed. gov. takes off my earnings, I'd be doing a helluva lot better.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
So, I have a bad feeling the tax burden would remain to some extent, but it would be sent to your state capitol.