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US Tax Protesters

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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 09:54 PM
I want to dedicate this page to US Tax protesters who have been sent to prison.

Richard Michael Simkanin recently died in prison from poor health problems. He served 7 years for refusing to pay TAX which he thought was illegitimate. He argues that federal income tax does not apply to domestic income.

Richard Michael Simkanin was a tax protester who was imprisoned after having been convicted on twenty-nine counts of United States federal tax crimes.

The poor man was only released for not long, then sent back to prison again:
Breaking New: Richard Simkanin, Political Prisoner, Getting Out

This Friday, June 18th, Richard Simkanin, after having been held as a political prisoner by the U.S. tyrants for over SIX YEARS, will be free (relatively speaking).

He was released, then sent back to prison for apparently violating his terms of release (what ever that means).
Jailed Tax Protester Richard Simkanin, Dead in Prison

Jailed Tax Protester Richard Simkanin died in prison at 12:43 yesterday. I spoke with Simakin’s friend, Daniel Schinzing of Keene, TX, who said that Simkanin had been experiencing weakness, chest pain, and had a large lump on his chest. News of Simkanin’s death was not a surprise, given his condition. He was 67 years old at the time of his death. Simkanin had been released from prison earlier this year, but jailed again after claims of violation of his terms of release. He had served seven years in federal prison after refusing to withhold taxes from his employees at his Bedford, TX plastics business. He had been sentenced to an additional 7 years after his alleged violation of terms of release.

Illegal Tax Protesters

These protesters were called "illegal tax protesters" in the past.

In 1998 the US congress abolished and forbid the officers and employees of IRS to use the term.
Prohibition on IRS use of the designation

...section 3707 of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998[4] states that IRS personnel:
(1) shall not designate taxpayers as illegal tax protesters (or any similar designation); and
(2) in the case of any such designation made on or before the date of the enactment of this Act [i.e., made on or before July 22, 1998]--
(A) shall remove such designation from the individual master file; and
(B) shall disregard any such designation not located in the individual master file."

Number of "Illegal Tax Protesters" in prison

This is where ATS comes in. How many people have been locked up for refusing to pay the Tax which they deem as "illegal"?

I haven't found the numbers, I'm hoping ATS can help me.

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