Interesting. So according to all the law schools such as Cornell University, the “Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It empowered Congress to tax “incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration,” and that “Not everyone, however, must file a return. The requirements for filing are found in 26 U.S.C. § 6011”
§ 6011 states that “(b) Identification of taxpayer: The Secretary is authorized to require such information with respect to persons subject to the taxes imposed by chapter 21 or chapter 24 as is necessary or helpful in securing proper identification of such persons.”
So hang with me, this is going to blow you face off…
So Chapter 24 says this of what constitutes a “wage.”
(a) Wages: For purposes of this chapter, the term “wages” means all remuneration (other than fees paid to a public official) for services performed by an employee for his employer, including the cash value of all remuneration (including benefits) paid in any medium other than cash; except that such term shall not include remuneration paid
And later on, “employee” is defined as.
(c) Employee: For purposes of this chapter, the term “employee” includes an officer, employee, or elected official of the United States, a State, or any political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of any one or more of the foregoing. The term “employee” also includes an officer of a corporation.
Wait…. WHOA! Hold the train! An employee is an officer, employee or elected official of the United States, a State, or any political subdivision, then I am an employee? Well, if that is how the IRS defines an employee, then I am not am employee! Are you? And if we look at who earns wages, subsection (a) states that only employees earn a wage. So, if I am not employee and do not earn a wage… why do I have money listed on my W2 under “wages.” Something here is wrong, very wrong!
So in a nut shell, not only are we not employees, or wage earners… we are not tax payers… And to prove my point, check out these fine Americans that stood up against the IRS and said, “I’m not going to pay taxes because, by the law, I do not owe taxes.” And they won, and they got all their money back. (And just to let you know, chapter 21 is the same thing, but for FICA taxes).
So the question now is… what are you going to do about this nugget of knowledge? Sit back and continue to pay taxes out of fear even though you know you don’t have to – or – stand up against a tyrannical government that has been stealing your money for years and years, even if it means that they might throw you in prison over it (which BTW, there is no law either that says that you must pay taxes…. or even file! Not that the government hasn’t enforced these imaginary laws).
To learn more, buy Cracking the Code: The Fascinating Truth About Taxation in America.