What does the LAW say about taxes ?




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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, there are laws concerning income taxes. They are codified as Title 26 of the U.S.Code. You can read it at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/26/usc_sup_01_26... or at http://uscode.house.gov/download/title_26.shtml

    You can read the actual laws passed by Congress in the U.S. Statutes at Large. To the best of my knowledge, most of these are not online. However, you can read them at most Federal Depository Libraries. You can locate one in your state at http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.jsp

    You can start with the Internal Revenue Act of 1954 which is in Volume 68A beginning on page 3. Then read the Tax Reform Act of 1986 which is in Volume 100 beginning on page 2085. Various other tax acts can be found in the later volumes.

    People who say they didn't get an answer are in denial. Tax protesters have been shown the law numerous times, yet they deny it applies to them or claim it is some illuminati conspiracy or some other B.S.

    Income taxes are not voluntary. The courts have never said that income taxes are voluntary. In fact, the courts have said the exact opposite. In Helvering v. Mitchell, 303 U.S. 391, 399 (1938), the Supreme Court said, "In assessing income taxes, the Government relies primarily upon the disclosure by the taxpayer of the relevant facts. This disclosure it requires him to make in his annual return. To ensure full and honest disclosure, to discourage fraudulent attempts to evade the tax, Congress imposes sanctions. Such sanctions may confessedly be either criminal or civil."

    Re: Income can only be from corporate activity.

    The Supreme Court has NEVER said that wages are not income or that income can only be derived from corporate activity. In Myrick v. United States of America, 217 F Supp 2d 979, 2002-2 US TaxCas 650,487, KTC 2002-457, aff’d Docket: 02-16428, KTC 2003-327 (9th Cir. 2003), the court stated, "One of the bases for Plaintiff’s position is that he had no taxable income since “income” can only be a derivative of corporate activity. This position, however, is simply untenable and is directly contrary to the law."

    Re: Under 16th amendment, wages cannot be income

    The 16th amendment states "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."

    Where does that say that wages are barter and are not income? The answer is, it doesn't. Income taxes are a tax on gains. A wage you receive in exchange for your labor is A GAIN to you. Gain is calculated as the difference between the amount for which you sell something and the amount that you paid for it. For example, if you find a diamond ring in your backyard worth $4,000 and you sell it to your neighbor for $2,500, do you have a loss of $1,500? No, you have a gain of $2,500. Your gain is equal to the amount for which you sold the ring ($2,500) minus the amount you paid for the ring ($0). Now, if your neighbor sells the ring to somebody else for $3,500, his gain is $1,000. ($3,500 - $2,500). It is the same with your labor. You paid nothing for your labor. If you sell a week's worth of labor to your employer for $500, at the end of the week, you have a gain of $500 and that $500 is taxable.

    Re: fifth amendment makes income taxes unconstitutional.

    Nonsense. Since there is a law concerning income taxes and the requirement to pay income taxes and how much is required, that is due process. In Brushaber v. Union Pacific R.R., 240 U.S. 1, 24 (1916), the Supreme Court said, "So far as the due process clause of the 5th Amendment is relied upon, it suffices to say that there is no basis for such reliance, since it is equally well settled that such clause is not a limitation upon the taxing power conferred upon Congress by the Constitution; in other words, that the Constitution does not conflict with itself by conferring, upon the one hand, a taxing power, and taking the same power away, on the other, by the limitations of the due process clause."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Then you weren't looking very hard.

    The law that says you have to pay income taxes is Public Law 99-514, as amended, which is codified at 26USC.

    The Supreme Court has NEVER said that wages are not subject to income tax, nor have they ever said paying taxes is voluntary.

    These are all just tax protester myths that'll get you sharing a Federal cell with Wesley Snipes.


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  • 1 decade ago

    This arguement is an old one which proves the saying "a fool born every second" all to true.

    Over the years, hundreds of people in all social classes have failed to file taxes quoting IRS section something,,,,,,,,,,

    How many have won when brought into court by the IRS????

    So, with all the smart and busy minds, and lawyers involved-why hasnt the ruling been going to the common person, instead of in favor of the IRS? HELLO??????

    Theres a million geniouses out there, and you think you are better and smarter than them? HA HA

    It will take a few years for the "New and Friendly" IRS, to get wondering whats up with you and tracking you down............But then you will have your one big chance to be the newest genious of them all.....HA HA in federal court, of course. Good Luck on your newest idea of attaining wealth and freedom. You may be needing all the luck you can get when they are done with you.

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  • kitkat
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    1 decade ago

    There is no law that states you have to pay taxes. Under the 16th ammendment Wages can not be considered income because labor is involved making it a barter and not an actual income service. If you want to actually fight it the fifth amendment states that "no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of the law". Making Income taxes unconstitutional.

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  • 3 years ago

    i might like to work out the vast oil agencies extra all the way down to their knees as plenty because of the fact the subsequent guy. everybody has a sturdy element nonetheless, relating to the tax being surpassed directly to the buyer. What they could desire to do is institute this new tax and couple it with a cap to diminish off cost gouging. (definition of oil business employer cost gouging: the cost according to barrel of oil is going up & the cost of gas additionally is going up, yet whilst the cost according to barrel drops, the cost of gas remains the comparable.) *** How come the oil agencies are taken care of like 'God'? - untouchable***

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  • The drop out lawyers that we call congressmen and senators pass the laws that tax us into oblivion!!!

    Vote the rascals out!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go ahead and try not paying taxes. Let me know how that works out for you. LOL :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there is no law stating that you have to pay income taxes. even the supreme court said that wages do not count as income, only corporate activity

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go back to your conspiracy theory la la land.

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