Snipes pays no tax

So I just read about how Wesley Snipes will not be jailed for tax fraud any time soon.  According to an article, the famous movie star can stay out of jail for tax-evasion and tax fraud due to the tax protest that “the IRS’s own code meant no citizen had to pay taxes on income earned in this country, and the agency had no legal authority to collect wages anyway, because it is not a proper government entity.”  I find that very interesting to say the least.

Can an American citizen actually do that?  I have to look into this some more because this is very interesting and makes me wondering.  I doubt however that not paying for taxes and committing tax-evasion can easily get you in jail.  For now on pay your damn taxes.

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One response to “Snipes pays no tax

  1. Snipes can stay out of jail for tax evasion and for tax fraud because he was found innocent of those charges. In other words, according to the judge, there was no tax evasion and no tax fraud.

    You said, “I have to look into this some more because this is very interesting and makes me wondering.” This is a very good idea.

    And when you are looking into this you will hopefully discover a number of important facts.
    – the income tax is not a tax on incomes at all
    – it is a tax on certain activities and privileges
    – it is levied against those who are engaged in those activities and privileges
    – it cannot be levied against those who are NOT engaged in those activities and privileges
    – the activities and privileges that are taxable for revenue purposes are listed in the tax laws
    – trading your labor or your knowledge for a paycheck is not an activity that is listed

    So, maybe Wesley Snipes was right.

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