What Law Requires Us To Pay Taxes?

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1040 Tax FormsHardly a week goes by when someone doesn’t discover my page on IRS tax brackets and leaves a comment about how there is no law requiring us to pay income taxes. Every once and a while, you hear a story about someone refusing to pay their taxes and getting locked up and penalized for it. Case in point, just last month a couple in New York were convicted, between them, of seven felony counts (5 counts of tax evasion and 2 counts of conspiring to defraud the government).

You are legally required to pay income tax. To argue otherwise is at best a political statement (which I think is fine, it’s our First Amendment right) and at worst a one way trip to the slammer.

Want to know which law requires it? Read on.

Internal Revenue Code

Tax law itself is codified in the Internal Revenue Code, which is known as Title 26 in the United States Code. The United States Code, as defined by the Government Printing Office, is the codification of general and permanent laws of the United States. It’s divided into fifty “titles” (or volumes) and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives every six years, with supplements being made available between editions. In layman’s terms, the United States Code is the collection of laws passed by the legislature and signed by the executive – the Code is law.

Title 26 covers the Internal Revenue Code. The Code itself is a collection of laws that were passed by Congress and bits and amendments were passed through the years. When people talk about AMT reform, they’re talking about passing amendments to adjust who gets affected by the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Which part of the Internal Revenue Code requires us the pay taxes? Section 1 (26 U.S.C. § 1), it states:

There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of every individual … who is not a married individual a tax determined in accordance with the following table ….

There you have it, right in the first section of the Code. When taxes are due is set in Section 6076: “[R]eturns made on the basis of the calendar year shall be filed on or before the 15th day of April following the close of the calendar year.” If you are unconvinced, I think I’ve discovered the single most valuable resource on the Internet with regards to the mandatory nature of income tax at Jon Siegel’s Income Tax Page. If you’re really interested, you could spend a good hour poking around at everything in there. Professor Siegel is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, he knows his stuff.

Finally, if you have any other frivolous tax arguments, the IRS has refuted practically all of them by now, including the one about how payment of tax is voluntary. Maybe you can find a new one and get yours added to the list!

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207 Responses to “What Law Requires Us To Pay Taxes?”

  1. Julie says:

    How about the 16th Amendment. That pretty much sums it up:
    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

    The key words “lay and collect taxes on income”

    • Nikos Kapotas says:

      Then how come case laws defines income:Oniy corperations 1909 says corperations companies have to pay monies to the federal government also Lawyers,atternies,dotors or people work for the federal government,or people that work for the state.Its volentary to pay income tax.The government doesn’t want people to find this out,by the way who do you think is running the country? I’ll tell you who ownes the federal reserve?who ownes the IMF bank? who ownes the WORLD BaNK once you check this out maybe you’ll be upset with our government today?Follow the Rothchilds when they started in 1600 S follow the blood line until now 2010 then you might understand that they are laughing at us while drainning our country monies if your not mad then your not a true american.

      • Tasha says:

        FINALLY! Someone that gets it!! Nice to meet you. Many blessings….

      • summer Lakes says:

        Thank you someone else gets it. No income taxes paid on income derieved from labor. Corporations are the only people or entities required to pay taxes on profits. There are several court cases regarding this. Supreme court stated no individual is required to pay income taxes. People who had criminal charges for failure to file have beat the IRS in those cases. Infact 25 people were charge criminally and all charges were dropped because IRS can not show it written in law. If you challenge IRS and request the tell you were the law is written they will not respond. Another public rip off by the owners of the Federal Reserve who is pocketing income taxes.

    • Shaun says:

      United States Supreme Court sums it up best in 1916 with their ruling that still stands this day concerning the 16th Amendment detailing it as profit and gain income and not labor and wages but however the lower courts set up their own ruling but as listed by the standing Supreme Court ruling, labor and wage income tax is unconstitutional and did not grant congress any new taxing laws.

    • Randy says:

      You have to pay Taxes, but there is no law saying you have to file your taxes every year.

    • Michael says:

      how about the 16th amendment being falsely ratified?

    • Anonymous says:

      The IRS isnot Congress!

    • Vadim says:

      Per US constitution personal labor can not be taxed.

  2. Josh says:

    Please define the word “income”. As there is no definition in the tax code. The government defines income as gains not wages. The 16th Amendment as ruled by the courts “gave the government no new taxing power…”

    • gregony says:

      Income has been defined by the court as any, as in annnnyyyy money you receive for annnnyyytthhhinnnggg, unless the law specifically exempts it.

  3. Gena says:

    If you spend your money in stores, why should you pay taxes like you got the gain?

    • BB says:

      that’s because your being taxed from every which way from Tuesday my friend and they want all of it, including the blood in your veins. Did you know that there really is no need to even have taxes any longer. Ever heard of the CAFR’s (comprehensive annual financial reports)? Look up your state, county, city, water district, school district and you will be astounded of how much excess money they have just sitting around that is ours and being unused. Last I saw total accumulation was around 200Trillion. This is our money and they aren’t refunding it to us because they are getting huge returns from investments that are here and overseas.
      The govn’t now owns about 70% of everything in this country where as in the 20’s they were only owning about 3%. They want it all. No there is no LAW that says that you have to pay taxes, they just made up their own law. The law they are using is self purported and is not recognized by the United States Supreme Court.
      Look up former IRS agents who were enlightened with this knowledge from studing their own codes and statutes and came to a confounding revelation that they had to quit because they were the bad guys and had to get the hell out of their system. Look up Joe Banister, Sherry jackson and others. This is not some made up hoodu , this is real. Either you wake up or you will be left behind in the new world that is coming.

      • JP says:


      • Tasha says:

        Wow!! Great post! Just what I’ve been looking for 🙂

      • brandon duvoll says:

        well said my friend, wake up people. there are millions who are and we arent standing for it anymore..WAKE UP or be left behind.

      • Venice says:

        I ran across Sherry Jackson, Joe Banister, and Aaron Russo’s videos recently and I could barely speak after watching them. I watched the videos where people including Joe Banister have went to court and won against the IRS but they went through so much. Joe Banister’s attorney sent out a warning & people are afraid to stand up to the Monsters/IRS/Courts. So what do we do with this information?

  4. Yohon says:

    The 16th Amendment was never ratified by all the states on 3 did it correctly. So income taxes are very illegal. Case & point “People (including former IRS agents) HAVE LITERALLY RECENTLY BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY of either failing to file or NOT paying income taxes.” How can this be?, (no juries asked to see the law before). The Federal Reserve, IRS, and income taxes are a 97 year old FRAUD y(our) paid off politicians has let continue without a word of the EVIL to the American people. Look up Aaron Russo’s America:Freedom to Fascism

    • joshua says:

      It only takes 2/3 of states to pass. 48 states did by 1913.

      • kurt says:

        No, 48 states did not ratify the 16th amendment, not properly. Many states changed the meanings (some to mean the opposite), some made grammar changes and some deleted or added parts. The Powers That Be just said that 48 states ratified it in hopes that nobody would question it. And, since most Americans are completely ignorant of the giant scam that is going on, they got away with it…and still are.

        • gregony says:

          That has also been addressed in court. This is a consistant pyschological defect, the anti tax narcissist. Some people can’t stand being out of control so they fabricate reasons in their own minds that legitimate laws are illegal, that Obama isn’t an American, etc. Its difficult to argue with crazy. Even when confronted with irrefutable evidence that contradicts their anti irs mantra, they still can’t accept it, its a sickness.

      • brandon duvoll says:

        Im sorry my friend but that was a blatant lie??? no offense at all but what you just did is exactly why this issue is being confronted and even exist, you cant just lie to people dude lol?..

        first of all it takes 3/4ths of states not 2/3rds to 1909 there were 48 states so to be ratified the 16th amendment needed 36. from 1909-1913 thirty-eight states had approved of it, so the 16th admnt is legal right?? Wrong!

        17 states were found to have violated provisions in their state constitutions prohibiting the legislatures from empowering the federal government with any more taxing authority, and many other provisions as well.

        North Carolina,Mississippi, Ohio, Arkansas,North Dakota, Colorado,Minnesota, New Mexico, West Virginia, Indiana, and Nevada were among some of the states who were in violation of approving this admnt due to their own state provisions.

        remember research is key to knowledge you can individually look up these states and their illegal involvement in passing the 16th admnt for yourself. Texas, louisiana, Tennessee, kentucky, oklahoma, etc, etc,etc more than half of the us at the time had not legally approved this. But when the people you govern arent even intelligent enough to not be lied to why wouldnt they pull something like this?

    • yewlew says:

      Now are income taxes or failure to pay based on common law or admiralty law? I think that is the catch here. Please see this site if you are confused.

      I do pay income taxes, but was surprised at the information on this site.

  5. Yohon says:

    “The LAW that never was.” There is LITERALLY NO LAW you have to pay income taxes it’s a SCAM!! How can this be (no juries asked to see the law before). The Federal Reserve, IRS, and income taxes are a 100 % FRAUD. JFK abolished The Federal Reserve June 4th 1963. The US took control over our money supply printing for the first time since 1913. Now you know why they murdered John F. Kennedy 5 months later.

    “People (including former IRS agents) HAVE LITERALLY RECENTLY BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY of either failing to file or NOT paying income taxes.” How can this be?, (no juries asked to see the law before). The Federal Reserve, IRS, and income taxes are a 97 year old FRAUD y(our) paid off politicians has let continue without a word of the EVIL to the American people. Look up Aaron Russo’s America:Freedom to Fascism.

    • Joe says:

      Where can I find a Case showing “not guilty”?

      • kurt says:

        Better question, the Tenth Amendment says:

        “powers not delegated to the United States, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, or to the people.”

        So, then, would that not mean that THE PEOPLE have the POWER OR JUDICIAL REVIEW? Who the hell gave the Supreme Court the authority to interpret the law? It’s not in the Constitution! People need to wake up!

      • gregony says:

        There are only guilty verdicts Joe. One person gets found not guilty on one charge of a 12 count indictment and these lunatics are like “see, we were right”.

    • Shaun says:

      my clear question is this, why does the Supreme Court allow this tax to be taken by the IRS andallow people jailed over it?

  6. Bob Roper says:

    Your obligation to pay taxes arises out of the numerous adhesion contracts that make you a US citizen, and not merely a US national or State citizen. These contracts arise from being a registered voter, using banks, accepting FRN’s when cashing a government check without first demanding lawful currency (and then accepting FRN’s in lieu of it), using zip codes, having a license of any sort from any level of the corporate government system, getting home mail delivery, and accepting any other government benefit, including unemployment. Some assert that even your name is government property. Your body and future labor have been pledged as collateral for loans the corporate government has accepted from its true owners.

    Being a US citizen makes you a government employee, and filing a form 1040 admits to this. Collection is effected through administrative enforcement of the uniform commercial code.

    None of this is advice. Pay your taxes. You need years of study to beat this juggernaut. Get cracking. Be responsible for all of your actions.

    • Chet says:

      I do pay taxes….. Social security, medicare, FICA, all taken directly from MY PAY! I pay sales tax on every single item I purchase in this country, property tax on everything I own. SO YOU TELL ME…… Why do I pay taxes on the money I bring home after all this??

    • yewlew says:

      When you earn wages you pay taxes, it is not an agreed upon amount, nor are you told that you have the right to refuse. Your paycheck is highjacked. Is there not something wrong with the “law” on this?

  7. Mark C says:

    ** Where can I find a Case showing “not guilty”? **

    You can’t. Ask Wesley Snipes how well listening to a nut job like a couple of the people here worked out for him. You’ll need to write him at whatever federal prison he’s doing 3 years in.

    There is an entire title, Title 26 of the US Code that deals with income tax. Thousands of sections. There is nothing imaginary about it. Some people here seriously need psychiatric counseling.

  8. no tax required says:

    there are simply no laws requiring us to pay taxes period . Whoever say there are , simply do not know what they are talking about try ucc 1-308 . I get so tired hearing from the theifs and Liars saying any different . People are just to coward to complain or file the right forms . In short American is a nation of cowards

    • yewlew says:

      So reading the ucc 1-201 (10) would that not make credit card (not sure on debit) but credit card transactions invalid? And the requirement for use thereof? Because not being a law student myself, I can tell you that I do not understand the tiny little writing in the agreement. Should they be responsible for paying an attorney to clarify EXACTLY what the legal jargon means? I’m not saying I refuse to do something, just saying I do not understand, and UCC says it must be explained. What by-the-way is a “Fungible good”? Sounds like some sort of fungus.

      Taking taxes and ss implies a repayment of some sort in the future, you are not paid in gold or silver which is real currency. Supposedly it is an agreed upon contract, yet I have not seen it yet. Because you or your loved one “agreed” to have it taken from your paycheck, then you are entitled to it’s return, I’m not sure on the interest amount on this loan from your paycheck. Of course I’m not sure on any of this because I haven’t studied the law. Some agreements require years of law school and some would still have problems with the big quagmire that the language is written in.

    • Clay says:

      Then get out of the country, we don’t want you here.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes…..

    IRS and Congress are the same?

  10. Thomas Freeman says:

    I have not filed taxes in over 10 years.. I have had the IRS send me nasty letters multiple times to which I send a letter asking 5 questions. they fail to answer any of the questions.. question one is what law requires me to file tax returns.. question 2. what law requires me to pay a tax based on my income. question 3. please produce your power of authority over me as a private corporation.. the IRS is a private corp by the way and not a Govt. entity.. you will find them in the white pages of the phone book, not the blue federal organizations page.. you will have to find out questions 4 and 5 for yourself.

    • Shaun says:

      the IRS is GOV btw

      the .gov on the site address might give that away

      • kurt says:

        Since when did an internet address become evidence of anything pertaining to law? That’s a stretch equivalent to me sending a letter to the IRS saying I’m God and the gates will be closed when they get to Heaven. What does “.gov” prove? Nothing but someone “claims” its part of the government. Americans need to stop taking things for face value, because the thieves are winning.

    • areamike says:


  11. Some dude says:

    Unfortunetly we can’t take the IRS to court without a high chance of winning because they have all our money and they would just dry out our pockets by throwing these ridiculous codes and laws in the judges face forcing him/her to make a decision.
    One of the easiest ways to bankrupt and get rid of the IRS once and for all, I think, is that every U.S. citizen shouldn’t pay the IRS for at least 5 months, but the downfall on this idea is that most people are scared and/or been fed false details or no details at all about who or what the IRS is and represents, so yeah…

  12. Ken says:

    how are you just going to leave the rest of the usc 26 out. it says to gov’t, public servants, police or anyone who takes and oath. further more income is legally not suppose to be taxed only wages of profits and gain!! DAMN SON DO YOUR HMWK, unless you are part of the elite!!

    a) Authority of Secretary
    If any person liable to pay any tax neglects or refuses to pay the same within 10 days after notice and demand, it shall be lawful for the Secretary to collect such tax (and such further sum as shall be sufficient to cover the expenses of the levy) by levy upon all property and rights to property (except such property as is exempt under section 6334) belonging to such person or on which there is a lien provided in this chapter for the payment of such tax. LEVY MAY BE MADE UPON THE ACCRUED SALARY OR WAGES OF ANY OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, OR ELECTED OFFICIAL, OF THE UNITED STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, OR ANY AGENCY OR INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, BY SERVING A NOTICE OF LEVY ON THE EMPLOYER (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 3401(D)) OF SUCH OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, OR ELECTED OFFICIAL. IF the Secretary makes a finding that the collection of such tax is in jeopardy, notice and demand for immediate payment of such tax may be made by the Secretary and, upon failure or refusal to pay such tax, collection thereof by levy shall be lawful without regard to the 10-day period provided in this section.

  13. Ken says:

    how are you just going to leave the rest of the usc 26 out. it says to gov’t, public servants, police or anyone who takes and oath. further more income is legally not suppose to be taxed only wages of profits and gain!! DAMN SON DO YOUR HMWK, unless you are part of the elite!!


  14. Kojer says:

    YouTube a video called ‘earth 2008– a world of slaves’. It will explain how fucked the banks and government is and how income tax came around to service the debt the banks brought on the country. Fuck taxes, fuck America..

  15. areamike says:

    Hey Yang. You might want to read up on TRUTH before taking one small section of “law” and basing all your truth on it. The IRS is NOT a Government entity, it is a private organization adn has no right to lay any laws on the US Citizens. I’ll bet you are one of those people who think the Federal Reserve is a Government entity as well? Laughable.

  16. areamike says:

    The US Supreme Court has already ruled that:

    1.) The definition of “income” is the GAINS AND PROFITS FROM STOCKS AND BONDS”. Your LABOR is NOT income.

    2.) ‘you are entiled to 100% OF THE FRUIT OF YOU ‘LABOR’.

    3.) The IRS Code is PRIVATE LAW. (Federal Reserve Bankers law)

    4.) The USSC has ruled that there is TWO DIFFERENT United States. So the question would be, WHICH US does the IRS and crooked judges rely upon? (Notice they NEVER SHOW ANY “LAW”) just IRS CODES.

    5.) The definition of US citizen is a citizen of the federal government in Washington DC. So! if you are a ‘state national’ under 8 USC 1101(a)(21) you DONT owe alligence tot he US but to your state of BIRTH.

    And the list goes on. Wesley Snipes is 100% CORRECT. And the jury was one of those uneducated, uninformed never READ anything themselves and followed the judges jury tampering instructions and convicted him.

    As well there is NO LAW that requires anyone to even APPLYFOR, or possess a communists SSN. AND the ONLY WAY your EMPLOYER (EMPLOYER MEANS FEDERAL) can deduct ANY taxes is by a SSN AND W-4 which is a contract.

    NOTICE THE IRS NOR PROSECUTORS “NEVER” SHOW A LAW THAT STATES YOU MUST PAY AN INCOME ON YOUR “LABOR”. You MUST pay an income tax if you own stocks and bonds as ruled by the USSC but NOT on YOUR LABOR.

    • gregony says:

      1. NOt true.
      2. Not true.
      3. Not true.
      3. Not true.
      4. Not true.
      5. So not true its not even funny.
      Everyone of these claims has been refuted. Don’t pay your taxes and see what happens.
      Ask Wesley Snipes.

  17. OldFarth says:

    If you guys not fileing your taxes next year you gonna see how your gov vill respound for that they vill beg you for MERCY

  18. Link Travella says:

    Ladies, PLEASE!

    The simple truth (from one whose been there and done that) is this:

    The good news is that there is in fact NO LAW that requires US Citizens to pay an “income tax” as the IRS and “Tax Professionals” want you to believe; it would be unconstitutional on many grounds. The 16th amendment is simply the beginning of a TSUNAMI of OBFUSCATION, as it not only fails to define “income” (which is a relative term), but fails to REQUIRE anyone to PAY anything. This of course is apart from whether it was PROPERLY ratified or not (which at best is arguable and at worst, reveals a mountain of evidence to the contrary).

    But let’s say the 16th Amendment was properly ratified, and that it says what they want you to believe it says. Is Jim Wang’s amazing revelation then, of “the law that requires you to pay”, really what he says it is?

    It says..

    “There is hereby imposed on the taxable income of every individual … who is not a married individual a tax determined in accordance with the following table ….”

    No, the above is simply another bit of trash floating down a never ending river of artfully created obfuscation. Please correct me if I am wrong, Jim, but the above simply says that something has been “IMPOSED”, but DOES NOT say anyone is “requirement” to pay anything!

    If the question were “Is there a law that IMPOSES a tax on taxable incomes”, then Jim would be right (along with every other “Tax Professional” who has drank the Kool Aid and needs to justify their existence). But that isn’t the question.

    ASSUMPTIONS and IMPLICATIONS do not make law. In the same “Tax Code”, there is a LONG LIST of tax “LIABILITIES”. There, they specifically use the correct language, stating CLEARLY who is “REQUIRED” to pay. Question: Why, Jim, is the “Income Tax” absent from that list?

    Not to mention (in Jim’s example), there’s the usage of the term “taxable income”, which brings us to another sea of obfuscation, and at best, a totally confusing and contradictory mass of court rulings and and “Regulations”. At worst, “taxable income” (for puposes of the income tax) is not what “Taxpayers” think it is.

    Which brings us to the the terms “Taxpayer” (as opposed to a “Tax Payer”), which is found in the same “Tax Code”, and the term “Non-Taxpayer”, which is found in court cases and congressional records. Can you define those terms for us Jim, especially the term “Non-Taxpayer”? Who would a “Taxpayer” and “Non Taxpayer” be, and how would one determine which one they are?

    Jim, when I was in grade school, I learned that you cannot be forced to sign anything you don’t agree with or want to sign. Don’t you remember being instructed to always “read carefully” anything you sign? Can the courts (or anyone?) “legally” determine that the signing of a “Form 1040” is an exception? Is anyone in fact REQUIRED BY LAW to sign one? And, if so, where is that law? If there is now law, can one be punished for not signing one?

    Then of course there is the IRS’ use of the word “Voluntary”, which has been used by them to define our system of taxation as one of “Voluntary Compliance”. The two words used together form the ultimate contradiction in terms, as “compliance” implies there is something “required” of us to do; something we must “comply” with, while “voluntary” means the opposite; that we have free choice to do or not do.

    We all know what “voluntary” means; it means you cannot be punished for NOT “volunteering” to do something. Can you Jim (or anyone) please tell me what part of the “Income Tax” I will NOT be punished for, if I don’t volunteer to do it? There’s your sign! Anyone who believes people who blatantly attempt to “change” the meanings of words is either ignorant or as wicked as those attempting to twist the meaning.

    So we’re back to the same unanswered question Jim; where is the law???

    The bad news is that (1) you CAN’T PROOVE A NEGATIVE, and (2)THEY HAVE ALL THE WHIPS! The lunacy of implying that “going to jail” (which I did) for not “voluntarily complying”, is somehow “proof” that there is a requirement is idiotic. Wake up! Our government is corrupt from top to bottom, including and especially the Judiciary; just because “the courts have ruled” that black is actually white, does not make it so! And, just because they HAVE THE POWER to throw you in jail, does not mean they have the LEGAL AUTHORITY to do so, nor does it “proove” there is a law requireing anyone to pay. It only prooves they have all the whips and must answer to no one (except God, where I believe they will have a great deal of “splainin” to do).

    Our founding Fathers were pretty damn smart, and came from Europe where they were being taxed to death. Thus they were very careful in brilliantly creating the two great categories of taxes; direct/apportioned and indirect taxes. Notice that the imposition and payment of EITHER of these two LEGAL categories of taxes DOES NOT make it necessary for the government to know HOW MUCH MONEY YOU HAVE, nor know WHERE IT CAME FROM.

    In a FREE country (which this is supposed to be), it is NONE OF THE GOVERNMENTS BUSINESS how much money you have nor how you got it (as long as it is lawfully obtained). If it is none of my business how much money is in YOUR WALLET, or even in my WIFE’S PURSE.. how can it be some THIRD PARTIES business? The truth is, the money we have COMES FROM GOD, and it is PRIVATE BUSINESS between He and Us.

    The taxes needed to LEGALLY support our government, could easily and LAWFULLY be paid according to the original taxing clauses of the constuitution. As it is, congress has ordained and oversees the IRS, in the grandest plan of EXTORTION in history.

    The good news after the bad news, is that “God is not mocked”, and “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”; the ill-gotten “financial feces” of our corrupt government are about to make contact with the blades of a large, air moving device!

    I wish that just one so called “tax Professional” would just one time TELL THE TRUTH and admit that, “No there is no law requiring you to pay income taxes; but if you don’t, they’ll throw you in jail!” That person I could respect! In the mean time don’t pee on my leg and tell it’s raining!

  19. Daniel Ceron says:

    First of all Title 26 is not a positive law. Also since the word “income” was never properly defined in the Constitution, Title 26 holds no true law. The 16 amendment was never properly ratified by one single state. William J. Benson literally went to all 48 states (48 states during time of 16 amendment) and got notarized and certified documentation that proved not one single state PROPERLY ratified the amendment. This journey took William J. Benson a year to get all needed documents to challenge the court. Only people liable for direct tax on wages from labor are government employees and couple of groups, but not private citizens. Supreme Courts have recognized wages from labor is private property and tax on “income” is defined as gains and profits, not wages from labor.

  20. Anonymous says:

    LOL what a load of crap if people didn’t have to pay taxes they wouldn’t get locked up for not paying them… written or not

  21. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t matter if it is in the internal revenue code if the constitution has never given the right to tax income to the congress. It is unconstitutional. People like to mention the 16th amendment as granting that power but it does not. Read about the supreme court case Stanton vs Baltic Mining. “…by the previous ruling, it was settled that the provisions of the 16th Amendment conferred no new power of taxation but simply prohibited the previous complete and plenary power of income taxation possessed by Congress from the beginning from being taken out of the category of INDIRECT taxation to which it inherently belonged..”

  22. elvinaxe says:

    really if i remember this was never actually voted on by congress in back in 1926 and at that time taxes were made for those who showed a profit how can a individual show a profit by working a 40 hour a week job and paying everday bills

    • David says:

      It was initially a war tax voluntarily given by good American citizens wanting to contribute to the cause. The government then saw the generosity of the American people. They then imposed this income tax that no one ever questioned because the American people trusted the government and believed they were looking out for them. It’s more complicated than this, but there is no law.

  23. Jason says:

    Define income in those law books.

  24. David says:

    “CODES” are NOT laws. Hilarious. Jim Wang, your an idiot. Even the IRS can’t make it a law because it’s unconstitutional,..THAT’s why it’s not a LAW. It has never been passed as ” a LAW ” and the code thing is just IRS thuggery in print. Please people,..check out laws and codes, be it IRS, or a city code to keep your dog on a leash, there’s NO difference. A CODE is NOT a LAW! A code is a code. If its a law, you could FIND the LAW. Besides, internal revenue service is not a government agency. They’re contracted to collect taxes. Third party figure. Wang is a perfect example of bad journalism and superior ignorance. So funny!!

  25. David says:

    Codes are not laws. Laws are laws, codes are codes. Find the law, does not exist. Wangs an idiot.

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