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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 1 decade ago

I've been told that there no law exist where it states you have to file an Income Tax. Is that true?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, it is not true.

    There is a law concerning income taxes and it is Title 26 U.S.C.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode26/usc_sup...

    The income tax laws were passed by Congress and signed into law by a President. The authority to do this was given to Congress by Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. The 16th amendment clarified the power to Congress to lay and collect an income tax.

    http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/con...

    Edit: The courts have never said that income is only corporation profits or gains. In fact, many courts have specifically stated that "WAGES ARE INCOME". Central Illinois Public Serv. Co. v. United States, 435 U.S. 21, 25 (1978); Cheek v. United States, 498 U.S. 192, 204 (1991); United States v. Connor, 898 F.2d 942, 943-944 (3rd Cir. 1990); Beard v. Commissioner, 793 F.2d 139, 140 (6th Cir. 1986), aff’g 82 T.C. 766 (1984); Coleman v. Commissioner, 791 F.2d 68 (7th Cir. 1986), citing United States v. Thomas, 788 F.2d 1250 (7th Cir. 1986); Lovell v. United States, 755 F.2d 517 (7th Cir. 1984); Granzow v. Commissioner, 739 F.2d 265, 267 (7th Cir. 1984); United States v. Koliboski, 732 F.2d 1328, 1329 n.1 (7th Cir. 1984);

    You can also ignore "America: Freedom to Fascism". The movie is full of inaccuracies and conspiracy theory nonsense. There is a law concerning income taxes. Taxes are constitutional. The Federal Reserve is not a conspiracy by bankers to control the government. The Federal Reserve act was not illegally voted on while Congress was in recess. President Woodrow Wilson never made the "I am a most unhappy man" quote. etc. etc.

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  • Gary
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    1 decade ago

    There are people who claim this just to end up in trouble. Please review the 16th Amendment of the US Constitution and United States Code Title 26. There has not been one single court case won regarding not paying taxes because there was no a federal law.How else to people expect governments (federal, state and local) to operate without collecting taxes? Pay your fair share.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Search for: Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code

    The people who claim that there is no law requiring us to file and pay are called "Tax Protesters". They have a wonderful record in court. They are batting .000 in every courtroom in the country.

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  • Janet
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    If I understand the situation correctly, you did not include the false $10K in W2 wages on your recently filed tax returns. If that is correct, you will later receive a letter from the IRS asking about the $10K. That may take some time, as it takes a while for the IRS to match information returns (such as W2s) to tax returns.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you have a ssnumber, if you do sometime in your lifetime you will have to file taxes, especially if you work, whomever, told you that is a running away from his respondsilbilities and the I>R>S will catch up to them, I'd hate to be in their shoes when that happens.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, that is not true. This rumor is addressed by the IRS under the Tax Evasion Schemes section.

    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=...

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  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Try reading the instructions for your 1040 form.

    Other than that, you are listening to too many tax protestors.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Right. We're all filing tax returns purely for the enjoyment and exercise of it all.

    Source(s): Amazing
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  • 1 decade ago

    The Supreme Court has ruled that "Income" is defined as profit from corporate or investment activity. The thrust of the tax honesty movement is that money being exchanged for labor (i.e. working) is not income as defined by the courts.

    Watch Aaron Russo's "Freedom to Fascism". You can watch it on Google for free.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-165688030...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Of course it's not true! You've been lied to, plain and simple. There are some idiots who claim such. What they get out of it is beyond me.

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