New IRS Regulations to Silence Obama Opponents

irs-and-right-wingersLast year when the IRS was caught harassing Obama’s political opponents it looked like there might actually be some consequences for those who had ordered the harassment. After all, President Nixon had been caught doing the same thing, and look what happened to him. Some things change, but mostly the use of the IRS by Presidents as a … → Read More

Increased Chances of ObamaCare Tax Audit

ObamaCare_EnforcementA report produced by the Foundation for Government Accountability has a wealth of detail about the tax credits available through ObamaCare. The report discusses some issues you might want to consider in applying for premium tax credits, among them, the increased chances of an ObamaCare tax audit. The new law creates 18 new taxes and adds … → Read More

Federal Jurisdiction Is Always Limited

Federal JurisdictionFederal jurisdiction is always limited by law. As creatures of the law, federal courts exist, and possess specific authorities only by statutory grants of jurisdiction. If no federal statute specifically grants a court the power to decide an issue, the court does not and cannot have such power. The U.S. Tax Court is a federal … → Read More

Doreen Hendrickson and the Form 1040 Paradox

Truth lies signsA jury in Michigan has at least temporarily setback the federal government’s effort to greatly expand its already terrifying power over us. Government lawyers failed to convince 12 jurors that Mrs. Hendrickson must either swear to the numbers the IRS provided on a form or go to prison. You can read more about the background of the case … → Read More

Hung Jury In Doreen Hendrickson Criminal Contempt Case

Jury Nullification: Doreen Hendrickson's jurors can say "not guilty"Doreen Hendrickson has received a measure of justice in her Michigan jury trial for criminal contempt. A single juror who recognized that the federal courts may not tell us what we must swear to, was able to spare Doreen, … → Read More

Federal Assault on Doreen Hendrickson Goes to a Michigan Jury

dees irs tankA jury in the United States District Court of Eastern Michigan is deliberating on the evidence provided in the three day trial of Doreen Hendrickson, wife of author and tax honesty activist Peter Hendrickson. Mr. Hendrickson wrote the book, Cracking the Code, the Fascinating Truth about Taxation in America. (CTC) The … → Read More

IRS Must Sign Answers to Interrogatories Under Oath

July 19, 2013 Interrogatories under oathTax Court: IRS Must Sign Interrogatories Under Oath, Just Like Taxpayers Swanson-Flosystems Co. v. Commissioner, No. 27975-11 (July 18, 2013): On July 3, 2013, petitioner filed a motion “for an order compelling Respondent to provide the signed oath required by T.C. Rule 71(c) in answering Petitioner’s First Set of Interrogatories to Respondent.” On July 16, 2013, respondent filed a response, to … → Read More

The Dangers of Easy Internet Legal Research

Internet legal research “The law requires proof of jurisdiction to appear on the record of the administrative agency and all administrative proceedings” I came across that quote recently while doing a little internet legal research. It was attributed to a decision of the Supreme Court in a case cited as “Hagans v. Lavine, 415 U.S. 533” in the brief where I … → Read More