Are Income Taxes Voluntary?
Please see an excellent site that I am sure you will appreciate:
Click on â€œEducationâ€ and check out the articles listed in the left hand column, particularly those concerning taxation. They are:
Federal Income Tax
State Sales Tax
People in the Tax Honesty movement are not tax protesters. They are people who want our tax laws administered honestly and lawfully. However, the truth is that most Americans living, working, and deriving their income from WITHIN the united States, do not make â€œtaxable incomeâ€ as defined by law. Most Americans have been deceived by their own government into paying an income tax they never owed in the first place.
Time to kick open a big can of worms. I came across this tax argument a year or two ago, and it certainly seems plausible. Found on a number of web sites, you are directed to certain portions of the US Code and the Federal Regulations, as well as a bunch of court decisions. They explain their interpretation of what these various links mean, and why it follows that you don’t owe any income taxes.
The argument (quickly stated) goes like this:
1. All people legally subject to taxation by Congress under the Constitution must pay that tax.
2. The 16th Amendment would allow income taxes Constitutionally.
3. However, income tax law does not require individuals to pay taxes on employment income, except under certain specific clauses.
4. The vast majority of current workers are not covered under the above clauses, and thus do not legally owe any income tax.
So here’s what I’m looking for. I’m fairly decent at reading law and figuring out what it means, but this one is a little bit over my head. I need a lawyer (i.e., KJ) completely unrelated to these folks to read up on it, and let us know if it is legit.
Anyone willing to take a crack at this?