Collection Notices Are Back, IRS Sending 500 Series Again

The IRS announced on October 23, 2020 that it would resume mailing collection notices in the “500” series. These are the routine notices that follow assessments. None of them grant rights to a CDP hearing, but if you owe taxes, you will received at least...

Tax Honesty Loses a Winner, RIP Gwendolyn Kestin

Tax Honesty Advocate Gwendolyn Kestin lost a hard fought battle with cancer a few days ago. She and her husband Marty brought a CDP collections case to the Tax Court based on IRC Sec. 6702(a) penalties for filing “frivolous” returns. Ironically, Gwen...

Tax Honesty Veteran Sues City of Tulsa Over Mandatory Masks

What Bill Sardi refers to as a “massive outbreak of public stupidity” continues unabated in the form of submissive widespread acceptance of state and local government mandatory mask decrees requiring citizens to wear face masks in public. The justification...

Taxes and the Rule of Law

If you refuse to pay unjust taxes, your property will be confiscated. If you attempt to defend your property, you will be arrested. If you resist arrest, you will be clubbed. If you defend yourself against clubbing, you will be shot dead. These procedures are known as...

Tax Court Judges Channel Deceased Tax Protester Irwin Schiff

In an unlikely and unusual dissenting opinion, Judge Gustafson appeared to be cribbing from the writings of the late tax protester, Irwin Schiff.   You can find the dissent here: NCSBA, Inc. v CIR,153 T.C. No. 4 The case is about a law that disallows ALL tax...

A New Twist on a Social Security Scam

There’s a new twist on an old Social Security Scam. Below you will find a recording of a sample call. In this scheme callers tell their victims that they are going to cancel or suspend the victim’s SSN.  The con artists leave a robocall message to scare...

IRS audits the poor and the rich at the same rate.

ProPublica reports that the IRS audits the rich and the poor at about the same rate, because it’s just cheaper and easier to audit poor people. Audit Rates the Same According to ProPublica the IRS audits the top 1% of taxpayersby income at a rate of 1.56%. IRS...