The United States And Taxes


Learn the truth and the truth will set you free. The everyday United States citizen does not understand the tax code. We could compare the system to the biblical account of David and Goliath, the citizen being David and the Internal Revenue Service being Goliath.The facts are confusing. Most Americans are frustrated, but it is like trying to discover the “hidden picture”(Batra 61).
The United States of America’s constitution requires all federal taxes to be either a “direct” or “indirect”. A “direct” tax is directly on you , your rights, or your property and is always apportioned. It is basically a property tax. It is on something you own. A “indirect” tax is a tax on a privileged ...

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upon the happening of an event or an exchange (Dodge 88). The United States constitution requires all direct taxes to be apportioned. In Article one of the constitution it states the government’s intentions state income tax is not apportioned, it can only be classified as an indirect tax. The united states has ruled that the income tax is an indirect excise tax, imposed on privileged activity. The cases of Brushaber vs Union Pacific RailroadCo. and Flint vs Stone Tracy Co. (American Myth) are two Supreme Court cases that have never been overturned. Again from a legal encyclopedia it is recorded that the right to own property can only be taxed with a direct tax. Big brother is conducting, he has his symphony; but, is anyone out there listening?
There are many facts that United States citizens need to become aware of. The federal government especially the IRS, uses special terms in its rules and regulations in an attempt to confuse citizens. The term, “United States” ...

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