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...

The Ideal IRS Commissioner

Richard Nixon gives us his ideas on the ideal IRS Commissioner: “I want to be sure he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he will do what he’s told, that every income tax return I want to see I see, that he will go after our enemies and not our friends. Now...

Has the IRS Paid Off the Tea Party?

In a recent law suit settlement the IRS has apparently paid off the Tea Party organizations it had abused.  In NorCal Tea Party Patriots v. Internal Revenue Service, No. 13-cv-00341 (Order of April 4, 2018) the government decided to settle. The U.S. Treasury will pay...

A Verification for Thee is not a Verification for Me

There are certain issues that the Tax Court stonewalls and refuses to address. One such issue is the meaning of the word “verification” where it appears in I.R.C. Sec. 6330(c)(1). That is the Collection Due Process (CDP) statute that informs Appeals...

RIP William Grigg, Champion of the “Mundanes”

I am saddened to report the death of one of liberty’s most articulate and persuasive voices, Will Grigg.  Here is a link to an obituary by one of his many admirers, FEE Will Grigg, a Mighty Voice for Justice and Liberty. Mr. Grigg was as tireless in his pursuit...

Filing a Form 1040 Tax Return is an “Attestation of Liability”

Tax authorities and tax honesty advocates have been at odds for many years over whether filing a Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return is voluntary or mandatory. The Service has jailed people for “failure to file.” Many who have studied the matter still...