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Originally posted by Phage
Payment of taxes is mandatory.
The choice to file and to pay is voluntary in the same way it is voluntary to not exceed 25MPH in a school zone. You are free not to pay taxes and you are free to drive 50MPH. But don't bitch about it if you get caught.
Our system of taxation is based upon voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint.
§ 5005. Persons liable for tax
(a) General The distiller or importer of distilled spirits shall be liable for the taxes imposed thereon by section 5001 (a)(1).
(a) Liability for tax
(1) Original liability
The manufacturer or importer of tobacco products and cigarette papers and tubes shall be liable for the taxes imposed thereon by section 5701.
§ 1. Tax imposed
(a) Married individuals filing joint returns and surviving spouses There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of—
(1) every married individual (as defined in section 7703) who makes a single return jointly with his spouse under section 6013, and
(2) every surviving spouse (as defined in section 2 (a)),
§ 63. Taxable income defined
(a) In general Except as provided in subsection (b), for purposes of this subtitle, the term “taxable income” means gross income minus the deductions allowed by this chapter (other than the standard deduction).
§ 61. Gross income defined
(a) General definition Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, gross income means all income from whatever source derived, including (but not limited to) the following items:
(b) Individuals who do not itemize their deductions In the case of an individual who does not elect to itemize his deductions for the taxable year, for purposes of this subtitle, the term “taxable income” means adjusted gross income, minus— (1) the standard deduction, and (2) the deduction for personal exemptions provided in section 151.
(a) General rule For purposes of this subtitle, the term “adjusted gross income” means, in the case of an individual, gross income minus the following deductions:
(1) Trade and business deductions The deductions allowed by this chapter (other than by part VII of this subchapter) which are attributable to a trade or business carried on by the taxpayer, if such trade or business does not consist of the performance of services by the taxpayer as an employee.
(b) Taxpayer Notwithstanding section 7701 (a)(14), the term “taxpayer” means any person subject to a tax under the applicable revenue law.
(14) Taxpayer The term “taxpayer” means any person subject to any internal revenue tax.
§ 6001. Notice or regulations requiring records, statements, and special returns
Every person liable for any tax imposed by this title, or for the collection thereof, shall keep such records, render such statements, make such returns, and comply with such rules and regulations as the Secretary may from time to time prescribe.
§ 6011. General requirement of return, statement, or list
(a) General rule When required by regulations prescribed by the Secretary any person made liable for any tax imposed by this title, or with respect to the collection thereof, shall make a return or statement according to the forms and regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
Originally posted by Quaght
reply to post by LifeIsEnergy
If I may ask, what were the circumstances behind this action, Life?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by abecedarian
Not filing if you have earned income is illegal; W2, 1099, or unreported.
You cannot be forced to file. It is a choice, it is voluntary (just like obeying traffic laws is). You can volunteer accurate figures or you can volunteer false figures. You can volunteer unreported income amounts or you can choose not to. But don't bitch about it if you get caught because it won't fly. And the big problem is that there are so many who do not volunteer accurate information and so few get actually get caught at it that the IRS often feels it's necessary to come down very heavy on them.
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
Moral of the story, if your going to play their game, play it to win. Otherwise don't play at all. There is no walking away in the middle of it and winning.
People, including myself and many other ATS members don't realize that it's not the Government that is our biggest enemy, but rather the selfish mentality that just cares about "me".
How can the federal judiciary be independent and impartial when the law permits the federal government to secretly award judges up to $25,000 in undisclosed secret “cash awards,” and to privately, secretly and “erroneously” overpay them up to $10,000, and “waive” these erroneous overpayments?