The 16th Amendment to the Constitution (established income taxes, see below) was passed on Friday the 13th!
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Avoid anyone who promises you a larger tax refund without knowing you, especially if they ask for a fee upfront.
THE 'DIRTY DOZEN'
IRS Warn of 12 Commom Scams
- African-American get a special tax refund.
- No taxes being withheld from your wages.
- "I don't pay taxes - why should you?"
- Pay the tax, then get the prize (phone scam)
- Untax yourself for $49.95
- Social security tax scheme (you never pay to get social security)
- "I can get you a BIG refund...for a fee!"
- Share/Borrow Earned Income Tax Credit dependents.
- IRS "Agent" comes to your house to collect.
- Put your money in a trust and never pay taxes again.
- Improper home-based business.
- Claim disabled access credit for pay phones.
TOP 10 INCOME TAX ABUSES
- "Vertical" inequality. The more you make the more you pay.
- "Horizontal" inequality. People with same incomes are treated differently.
- Complexity, Ambiguity, and Uncertainty.
- Size and Instability of tax law. Any part of the law can be changed.
- Lack of financial privacy.
- Denial of due process. IRS summary judgments prior to judicial determinations.
- Shifting of burden of proof. You must prove you innocence.
- No trial by jury in tax court.
- Unreasonable searches and seizures.
- Forced self-incrimination. Fifth amendment protections are waived on tax info.
The income tax was first used on a limited basis by President Lincoln during
the Civil War. In 1913 it was made permanent by the 16th Amendment. Would you like to know how
much in taxes you would pay using the 1913 rules, adjusted by inflation? You can! Just click on the link
below and enter your income, deductions, status, etc. You will be surprised.
CLICK HERE to see what your Federal income taxes would be using the 1913 tax rate.
Want to see the wrong way of preparing a tax return? Best bet is to look at one that was self-prepared.
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