Brain GamesSubmitted by honeybee on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 19:34
Here is a little brain game for us to play together. Sort of a Jeopardy game or Trivia game.
We believe our rights are slowly being eroded. Well, I want to see if you can name me a right that has been taken, altered, robbed, or sneaked away from us. See if you can name that right or privilege, then give the constitutional amendment that gives you that right. And if you can, prove to us that that right has been taken away with the appropriate legislative ruling.
What this little game does is arm us for battle with anyone who says things like "we ARE a free country", or "it's for our own good" or any other excuse people give. It will also educate all of us on our constitutional rights that have been taken away. I may know what I have been robbed of, but I may not know what you have been robbed of.
This will be a challenging game, I know, but just think what we will learn from it.
My right that has been taken away is:
to keep all of my income and not pay income tax
The ammendment that proves my right:
16th Ammendment The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
The Legislation that changed my life (I could not actually find any legislation but did find the penalty for not filing and paying:
But acting on tax protester beliefs by filing false or frivolous returns, or by failing to file any return at all, can be penalized and the cases against tax protesters usually include one or more of the following civil or criminal penalties:
A failure to file an income tax return when due, or a failure to pay the tax when due, results in a civil penalty of 5% per month (not to exceed a total of 25%). I.R.C. section 6651. It has also been held that a frivolous return (see below) is not be a “return” within the meaning of the tax law, and so the tax protester can end up having to pay penalties for failing to file a return in addition to the penalty for filing a frivolous return (described below).
A willful failure to file an income tax return is a crime punishable a fine of not more than $25,000 and imprisonment of not more than one year, or both. I.R.C. section 7203. This criminal penalty is in addition to the civil penalty under section 6651.
Before 2007, I.R.C. section 6702 allowed the IRS to impose a $500 civil penalty against any individual who files a return which is incorrect on its face, or from which a tax cannot be calculated, if the return is based on “a position which is frivolous.” or a desire to impede the administration of the federal income tax. This penalty was often imposed against tax protesters who file returns with that are blank, contain nothing but zeroes, contain frivolous claims regarding what is “income,” or are not signed under penalties of perjury. Section 407 of Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-432, 120 Stat. 2922 (2006), amended section 6702 to increase the amount of the penalty for frivolous tax returns from $500 to $5,000 and to impose a penalty of $5,000 on any person who submits a “specified frivolous submission” in connection with a collection due process hearing under section 6320 or 6330 or an application an installment agreement (section 6159), offer in compromise (section 7122), or taxpayer assistance order (section 7811). However, the IRS must publish a list of the positions that are “frivolous” in order to impose the penalty, and the IRS published the first list in Notice 2007-30, 2007-14 I.R.B. 883.
I.R.C. section 6653(a) imposes a penalty of five percent of any underpayment of tax due to “careless, reckless, or intentional disregard” of rules or regulations.
I.R.C. section 6653(b) allows the IRS to assess a civil penalty of 75% of any underpayment of tax due to fraud. If there is a fraud penalty imposed, then there is no penalty for negligence (section 6653(a)) or failure to file or pay (section 6651).
I.R.C. section 6673 allows the Tax Court to assess damages of up to $25,000 against taxpayers who file petitions in Tax Court that are “frivolous or groundless.” All of the arguments described in this FAQ have been described as “frivolous or groundless” by the Tax Court, resulting in penalties against tax protesters.
A willful attempt to evade the income tax is a crime punishable a fine of not more than $100,000 and imprisonment of not more than five years, or both. I.R.C. section 7201. This criminal penalty is in addition to the civil penalty for fraud under section 6653(b).
These penalties are all in addition to the interest that will be imposed on underpayments of tax, and there is also interest on the penalties once the penalty has been assessed.
Hope to hear about more rights taken from you and your proof so that we can educate the public. This could turn out to be great material for slimjims and flyers.