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 Plaintiffs $3.5 million tax dollars taken from the rest of us in order to keep the case from a public trial. IRS Paid Off the Tea Party… → Read More

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 Officers of their duty at a CDP Hearing. The Law The statute at IRC 6330(1)(c) is short and clearly written: “The appeals officer shall at the hearing obtain verification from the Secretary that the requirements of any applicable law or administrative procedure have … → Read More

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 of justice as he was brilliant in his writing. He will be missed by all friends of peaceful civil society.

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

IRS Form 1040 Tax RetrunTax 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 believe there is a lawyerly bamboozle in involved. Why? Because … → Read More

Tax Court Brief Addresses Years of Tax Court Lawlessness

In Tax Court with a CDP hearing case? You will want to read this brief. In 1998 the IRS’ collections actions had become so outrageously aggressive and lawless that even Congress realized that Americans were being abused. They passed a law that granted tax payers hearing rights before they had liens or levies executed against them. The hearings are called Collections Due Process or CDP hearings. As it turns out, they have little to do with due process and, in the intervening years, have become … → Read More

Tonight’s Blab: Irwin Schiff & U.S. Political Prisoners, a Blab with Lysander, Kemosabe & Friends

schiff blabJoin us, always a good chat and nice to hang out with like-minded friends. If you want to watch anonymously, no need to login. If you’d like to join in the video or chat box, login to your Twitter account. ICYMI: Last week’s blab topic was “Are You Still Free?” Some interesting points of discussion, find it here: https://blab.im/robert-badgett-is-america-still-the-land-of-the-free See you later!

Unbroken Irwin Schiff Dies in Prison

It wasn’t the first time Uncle Sam had thrown Irwin Schiff in prison. But when he reported to start serving a 14 year sentence for “tax crimes” at age 77 he was fairly certain it would be the last. He was right. Irwin was a political prisoner. He was locked up as an example to those who might be inclined to ask the wrong questions about the modern application of the income tax. His trial was a model for federal “show trials,” devoid of fact … → Read More

IRS Lien and Levy: What You Need to Know

Last night @kemosabe and I talked about IRS lien and levy actions on a twitter blab. If you missed it, click here to watch. And if you have questions about IRS liens and levies, please ask in the comments. I don’t publish the comments so they won’t show up on the site, but I will reply (so use a real email address).