posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 02:48 AM
Originally posted by blimpseeker
reply to post by conxposer
Can you provide one example of someone that has followed this advise and won?
No one follows this advice and wins.
Ive even discussed it with my law professor (caused me extra home work by the way). If you want to see the results heres the first case tried included
other relevant cases as well
In August 2005, the Justice Department announced that Royal Lamarr
Hardy was sentenced to a 156-month prison term for, among other things,
selling a tax evasion scheme called the “Reliance Defense” that incorrectly
asserted the income tax laws were voluntary (i.e., the laws imposed no
legal obligation to pay tax or file a return). Hardy was also ordered to pay
costs of prosecution in the amount of $59,267.88, and restitution to the
IRS for $197,555. See 2005 TNT 169-12 (Aug. 31, 2005).
Helvering v. Mitchell, 303 U.S. 391, 399 (1938) – the U.S. Supreme Court
stated that “n assessing income taxes, the Government relies primarily
upon the disclosure by the taxpayer of the relevant facts . . . in his annual
return. To ensure full and honest disclosure, to discourage fraudulent
attempts to evade the tax, Congress imposes [either criminal or civil]
United States v. Gerads, 999 F.2d 1255, 1256 (8th Cir. 1993), cert.
denied, 510 U.S. 1193 (1994) – the court held that “[a]ny assertion that the
payment of income taxes is voluntary is without merit.”
United States v. Tedder, 787 F.2d 540, 542 (10th Cir. 1986) – the court
upheld a conviction for willfully failing to file a return, stating that the
premise “that the tax system is somehow ‘voluntary’ . . . is incorrect.”
United States v. Richards, 723 F.2d 646, 648 (8th Cir. 1983) – the court
upheld conviction and fines imposed for willfully failing to file tax returns,
stating that the claim that filing a tax return is voluntary “was rejected in
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