Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tax Tuesday

There are a decent number of people out there who feel like the income tax is unconstitutional. I'm not one of those people. But they're out there, and they file law suits. Following is a blurb from the case Celauro v. US, which was decided on January 28. Taxpayer's argument is summarized as follows:

The Plaintiffs further assert... that the "IRS has repeatedly refused to show [Plaintiffs] where in the [Internal Revenue] Code it makes [Plaintiffs] 'liable for' the tax they claim is owed."... The Plaintiffs allege that it is "abundantly unclear" what the term taxpayer, as used throughout the IRC, means, and state that "when [the United States] can show where [Plaintiffs are] 'subject to' or 'liable for' a so-called tax, at that point [Plaintiff] will gladly pay the tax."

Compelling argument. Who does the government think they are?!?! But the court suggests the Plaintiffs do some reading.

The court points out that nowhere is it required for "the Government to answer the Plaintiffs' philosophical questions regarding the tax system. For a clear explanation of "where in the law subjects the Plaintiffs to tax," the court directs the Plaintiffs' attention to Amendment XVI of the Constitution and the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. ยง1, which is entitled 'Tax Imposed.'"

I highlighted my favorite parts in red.

2 Comments:

Blogger Xeno said...

There are 2 constants in life
1. Death
2. Taxes

11:42 AM  
Blogger Matt said...

I never knew that Internet Relay Chat had such a close connection to the US Constitution.

3:45 PM  

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