IRS, Schiff, and Economic Freedom

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IRS, Schiff, and Economic Freedom

edited by Frederick Mann


This is the sixth in a series of articles on the
Economic Means to Freedom. The first five articles
are available at <>.
The emphasis of the Economic Means to Freedom is on:
(a) Building freedom, rather than "fighting tyranny"
or "fighting for freedom";
(b) Bringing about a massive shift of economic power
into the hands of individuals.

This article deals with my seventh principle of the
Economic Means to Freedom: Exit tax systems to the
extent you can do so legally -- with an acceptable
level of risk; and the eighth principle: Terrocrats
(coercive political agents or terrorist bureaucrats)
are neither omniscient nor omnipotent.


This article constitutes the dissemination of
information in accordance with the right to free
speech. Nothing in this article is to be interpreted
as legal, accounting, tax, currency, banking, or
investment advice. Anyone seeking such advice
should consult a properly qualified and accredited
professional. All readers of this article are
emphatically advised to obey all laws on Earth
and in the Universe to the letter.

Irwin Schiff's 'PUBLIC NOTICE'

The following paid advertisement appeared in the
'Las Vegas Review-Journal' of November 6, 1997:

Irwin Schiff

620 South 11th St. Suite 7
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 385-6920
FAX (702) 385-6917
Web Site:

An open letter to:

U.S. Senator Harry Reid
U.S. Senator Richard Bryan
Congressman John Ensign
Congressman Jim Gibbons

Dear Honorable Gentlemen,

During the last 20 years I have been exposing -
in numerous books, publications, lectures and
litigation - the unlawful activities of the l.R.S.
I have also, during this time, developed procedures
that allow Americans to protect themselves from
such I.R.S./government behavior. Essentially, I
have been doing your job which is to protect the
constitutional rights of your constituents - a
task for which you took a sworn oath. In conformity
with that oath, l would ask you just one question,
"Are there specific laws making Americans 'liable'
for and/or requiring them 'to pay' income taxes?"

I am herein requesting that you, individually or
collectively, provide me and your constituents with
the date and time when you would be available to
appear at a Town Hall meeting to be held in Las
Vegas, where you would identify those laws which
specifically make Americans 'liable' for and/or
requiring them 'to pay' income taxes. If no such
laws exist, then there is no reason why Americans
should sustain the kind of I.R.S. harassment and
abuse recently documented on "60 Minutes" and
revealed in the recent Senate hearings.

I will assume all costs for the Town Hall meeting
and further agree to pay $50,000.00 to any charity
of your choice, if you can cite the specific laws
as requested above.

Looking forward to your immediate reply,

Constitutionally yours,

Irwin Schiff

CC: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal,
API, IRS, US Attorney

Paid for by The Freedom Foundation and
the Schiff For Sheriff committee

Terrocrats are Neither Omniscient Nor Omnipotent

The eighth principle of the Economic Means to Freedom
is that terrocrats and their systems are often laughingly
incompetent and inefficient. I don't think the IRS is any
exception! There are millions of people who don't pay and
who don't get in trouble.

As an informed individual, your chances of beating the IRS
are very high. Tax attorney Donald W. MacPherson ('Tax Fraud
& Evasion: The War Stories' -- 1-800-BEAT-IRS) calculates
the chances of an individual being prosecuted in any given
year being about 1 in 70,000; and the chances of being
jailed at 1 in 146,000. As a general rule, the IRS goes
after the "easy pickings."

In reality you don't deal with the "IRS monster," but with
individual bureaucrats -- often not the most competent
individuals. Once you know the major weaknesses of the IRS
-- the soft belly of the monster -- you have little to fear.
You don't have to passively submit to their "taxtortion."
To the informed individual, the IRS may be a paper tiger.

The year 2000 date problem may spell the death knell of the
IRS as it is now constituted. Not only do they have to
review 62 million lines of computer program code, they
almost certainly have to reformat hundreds of computer
files and data bases. And they almost certainly have to
write programs to convert their data.

But some of the IRS terrocrats do carry guns, and they can
be vicious and capricious. Some of them are probably quite
sadistic and may enjoy destroying your business and/or your
life. So you have to be very careful!

The website <> contains a wealth
of information on dealing with bureaucrats, including

Is the IRS Dead?

"Under cross-examination by nationally prominent tax attorney
Lowell H. Becraft, Jr., Ms. Jeu (expert IRS witness) conceded
that the IRS uses a secret code to classify people. Mr. Long
(the defendant) was classified by the secret code of the IRS
as not liable to file a tax return or pay income tax."
-- Recent landmark tax case lost by IRS --

Many Americans May Not Be Liable for Federal Income Tax!

In the above amazing court case the jury agreed with the
defendant -- prosecuted for willful failure to file income
tax returns for 1989 and 1990 -- that the "income tax" is
actually an excise tax and applies only to certain classes
of people.

Maybe Neither You Nor Your Business Is Liable!

Imagine what your life or business would be like if you
didn't have to keep records for the IRS, if you didn't
have to file tax returns, if you didn't have to pay the
IRS, if you didn't have to fear IRS audits. Maybe there
are practical ways to effectively eliminate the IRS from
your life and reduce the risk to almost zero!

What If The IRS Runs on 90% Bluff, 10% Terror, and 0% Substance?

Maybe through Freedom Technology <>
you can acquire the KNOWLEDGE and PERSONAL POWER to call
their bluff, deflect their terror, and render them harmless
to you.

Many people will agree that one of the biggest indignities
they suffer is having to deal with the IRS. Of course, most
of all, the IRS hurts our pockets. Fortunately the IRS can
be defeated, as happened in the landmark case mentioned above
and described in 'Report #TL16F: The Becraft Landmark Case'

You may want to check out the following reports -- available
free of charge for personal use:

'#TL16: Tax Education for Everyone'

'#TL16A: The Best Kept Secrets of the IRS'

'#TL16B: Sample Correspondence to Beat the IRS'

'#TL16C: U.S. Tax Abatement Services'

'#TL16D: The Most Powerful Income-Protection Ammo'

'#TL16E: The Meyer Tax Chronicles'

'#TL16F: The Becraft Landmark Case'

'#TL16G: The Reliance Defense Method'

#TL16H: How to Stop Employers from Withholding Income Taxes

Safeguarding Yourself

Good-Faith Reliance Defense -- You have Sovereign
Individual Rights when it comes to taxes. What if
you honestly can conclude in good faith, based on
expert legal advice and U.S. Supreme Court decisions,
that you personally have no obligation to file returns
and pay income taxes?

Of course, everyone should obey the law. Anyone who
is liable to file and pay income taxes should do so.
But what if you personally come to the good-faith
decision that such statutes do not apply to you?

What we mean, in part, by Freedom Technology is
practical methods by which to live free. What if
there exists a proven, lawful method for you be free
from many taxes?

Many freedom groups through the years have offered
information on tax freedom. Some of the methods
advocated, while interesting, probably are
not always effective. I believe the Reliance
Defense Method, properly applied in good faith,
is one of the most effective tax freedom strategies
yet devised. It is based on U.S. Supreme Court
decisions such as Cheek v U.S., 111 S.Ct. 604 (1991).

The Cheek decision says, in pertinent part: "If the
defendant had a subjective good faith belief, no
matter how unreasonable, that he was not required
to file a tax return, the government cannot establish
that the defendant acted willfully." The Reliance
Defense Method is covered in detail in 'Report #TL16G'

Most people can probably save 1000's of dollars per
year with this method. Some people can likely save
tens of thousands of dollars per year. Now, it should
be noted that all actions you take must be in good faith.
This means you should never call yourself a "tax protester"
or say that you don't have to obey the law; these statements
would demonstrate bad faith.

You do not challenge the right of the Legislature to
pass tax statutes and regulations. But, if after
(1) getting advice letters from licensed attorneys and
CPA's and (2) studying U.S. Supreme Court decisions
yourself, you come personally to the honest, good faith
subjective belief that you personally are not required
to file and pay, you're in a position of power. This
method has proven itself -- when properly applied.

The most important element of the Reliance Defense Method
is that you must have at least one letter from an attorney,
licensed at the time of writing the letter, addressed to
you personally. In general, appellate courts have held
that reliance on an attorney's professional advice (or
U.S. Supreme Court decisions) absolutely shows good faith
as a matter of law. 'Report TL16G' contains a listing of
attorneys and CPA's willing to write such opinion letters
for you, personally.

If you would like to know the bottom line of why this method
is so powerful even though the tax man hates it: If you truly
in good faith believe, based on expert legal advice that you
don't have to file, then it doesn't even matter whether it
was a reasonable belief or not! You beat the IRS because ALL
THE EXPERT ADVICE. This is quite effective -- all you need
to learn is HOW to study and obtain advice such that you
might be able to reach and hold such honest good-faith beliefs.

Note that, in his advertisement above, Irwin Schiff is offering
$50,000.00 to charity, if the "honorable gentlemen" addressed
are able to cite any "specific laws making Americans 'liable'
for and/or requiring them 'to pay' income taxes."

Such studying and obtaining advice is a brilliant application
of Individual Sovereignty that you can apply right now. The
methodology meshes perfectly with my emphasis on Personal Power
-- 'Report #TL10' <> --
in which you exercise your own personal solutions, rather than
try to change the beliefs of others. After all, all that
matters for you personally to use this method is that you
develop a good-faith personal belief concerning the tax
man. And the real bottom line is that the probability is
high that you can make it work for you!

There are a number of people like Irwin Schiff, who advocate
a range of different approaches to dealing with the IRS.
Any of these approaches can be considerably strengthened
by bolstering them with the Reliance Defense Method.

You simply cannot afford to miss out on this powerful
application of Freedom Technology!

If you have any questions, or if you're an expert in this
area and want to assist others to exit the tax system,
subscribe to the Advanced Freedom Solutions List --
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