Doing the “government’s” dirty work, spelled out:
IRS Form 941…
Federal law requires you, as an employer, to withhold
certain taxes from your employees’ pay. Each time you pay
wages, you must withhold – or take out of your employees’
pay – certain amounts for federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax. You must also withhold Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Under the withholding system, taxes withheld from your employees are credited to your employees in payment of their tax liabilities.
Federal law also requires you to pay any liability for the
employer’s portion of social security and Medicare taxes.
This portion of social security and Medicare taxes isn’t
withheld from employees.
How do we stop this?“
(Asked by a friend on Facebook.)
Here was my reply:
Step 1. Study the law to know what it really means.
Step 2. Follow the original intent of the law.
Step 3. Educate others about the law.
Most people are completely mislead about the true nature of the income tax law. First, study the law and properly apply it. It solves most issues.
I have a story to tell.
But here, I’ll just share the short version.
After studying the law back in 1990, I took my time to get my business and banking in order and then in 1992, I wrote the IRS a letter, asking them about my status. They affirmed my findings and I never filed again.
Then, in 2005, I was sponsoring an immigrant to come to the U.S. with a K-1 visa and one of the requirements was to prove income for the previous three years. The only proof they would accept was filed tax returns.
Of course, I couldn’t do that, so I wrote them back that such records were not available and I was not required to file. The visa application was denied. But in the denial letter it stated that if I could show the law, regulation or code that made me exempt, they would allow bank records of deposit as proof.
So I went back to study the law again and put all the laws, court cases, regulations and codes into a seven page letter. I also went to my bank to get the three years past deposit records. Then I sent the application in again. The application was approved and I was able to bring my fiancee to America.
Then, a few years later, I got a threatening letter from the State of Oklahoma saying that I had failed to file for certain past years. So I wrote them back to explain that the State tax is based on Federal tax filing requirements and I was not required to file with the IRS. I also attached the same seven page letter. I’ve never heard from either the IRS or the OTC again.
Of course, anytime anyone asks for my tax number I try not to provide it and I tell them that they can file without it along with a waiver. See it Here https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/26/6724
And you can download the 7 page PDF. It’s nothing but the law.
Or choose to go back to sleep. It’s up to you…