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Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by chapterhouse
Taxes are, in fact, not voluntary. If this theory were true then you could just walk into a Wal Mart and refuse to pay more than $499.99 for a $499.99 priced purchase. Try if you want - but I can assure you it won't work. They will insist upon adding sales tax.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Travel abroad, like travel within the country, . . . may be as close to the heart of the individual as the choice of what he eats, or wears, or reads. Freedom of movement is basic in our scheme of values.
The U.S. Supreme Court also dealt with the right to travel in the case of Saenz v. Roe, 526 U.S. 489 (1999). In that case, Justice John Paul Stevens, writing for the majority, held that the United States Constitution protected three separate aspects of the right to travel among the states: the right to enter one state and leave another, the right to be treated as a welcome visitor rather than a hostile stranger (protected by the "privileges and immunities" clause in Article IV, § 2), and (for those who become permanent residents of a state) the right to be treated equally to native born citizens (this is protected by the 14th Amendment's Citizenship Clause).
Originally posted by Grifter81
reply to post by r2d246
The easiest way to avoid going on the list is to pay your taxes then, is it not?
It is only the tax evaders who will suffer in the long run.
The bill does allow for exceptions in the event of emergency or humanitarian situations or limited return travel to the U.S., or in cases when any tax debt is currently being repaid in a “timely manner” or when collection efforts have been suspended.
However, there does not appear to be any specific language requiring a taxpayer to be charged with tax evasion or any other crime in order to have their passport revoked or limited — only that a notice of lien or levy has been filed by the IRS.
Originally posted by r2d246
I get the distinct impression many in here have jobs. So you don't quit understand. If you have a job you have nothing to worry about you're fine. Paying taxes is not optional. They get taken immediately before you get paid.
But if you're self employed it's a whole other ball park. You could be paying your taxes exactly as you should. Then eventually you will get audited. And when you do they're guaranteed to try and impose on your a tax penalty. And depending on your business it could easily be in the six figure range, possibly even seven figures. They hand out seven figure penalties like there giving candy to kids. It's nothing to them.
so that's why this thing is so outrageous. Anyone who's self employed is basically USCWAP!edit on 17-8-2012 by r2d246 because: (no reason given)