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...

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...

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...

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...