Irwin Schiff has been filing "Zero Income Tax Returns" for the last 13 years and the Government has not charged
him with tax evasion for any of those years. Perhaps if former Congressman Jim Trafficant, Leona Helmsley, and
Pete Rose had filed "zero" returns, instead of the traditional returns they filed, they would not have been charged, convicted, or
jailed for tax evasion either.
That an entire nation of supposedly intelligent human beings could be so thoroughly hood winked, must rank as the greatest
and most spectacular hoax of all time, with the phenomenon of millions of Americans scurrying to IRS offices each April 15th
comparable to lemmings marching into the sea.
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A Message From Mr. Big and Admissions From The Government
From: Irwin Schiff firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2003/11/24 Mon AM 12:35:47 EST
To: tax freedom now email@example.com
Subject: FW: A Message From Mr. Big and Admissions From The Government
Hello boys and girls.
I know it appears that I have been neglecting everyone of late, but I am involved in so much personal litigation that I did not have time for much of anything else. The taking of thousands of my documents by the IRS in its raid on Freedom Books has been exceptionally disruptive and troublesome. The government sues you, and then steals your records so you can’t adequately defend yourself. The raid occurred while I was involved in discovery in connection with the $ 2-1/2 million dollar lawsuit in which the Government seeks to reduce to judgment the assessments it made from the coerced returns I filed during my 1991 probation violation hearings. I had submitted to the government about 200 admissions which would have forced the government to admit that IRS revenue agents have no authority to seize anything in connection with income taxes. However the U.S. attorneys refused to answer the bulk of these admissions, and gave nonsensical reasons for avoiding having to do so. I have attached some of these admissions and their answers.
Their answers to my admissions regarding “liability” and “payment of” income taxes and the alleged requirement to keep books and records are particularly revealing. Notice they didn’t deny any of these admissions but simply refused to answer and claimed that the admissions were designed to “embarrass and oppress the United States.” How could I “oppress” the United States by simply asking what law makes me “liable” for income taxes? Notice how they refuse to answer the simple, factual admission concerning whether T.D. 1995 had ever been revoked or repealed. In any case, I was getting ready to file a Motion to compel them to answer these admissions and seeking to take depositions when I was raided. So I had to turn my attention to filing pleadings to get my records back. Then I was hit with the Restraining Order, which I now had to turn to. Before I knew it, the period of discovery was over, so I didn’t have a chance to force the government to answer them.
First the government sues you, than makes it impossible for you to defend yourself. What is ridiculous is that for the period 1979-1985 the government claims that my gross income was approximately 1 million dollars, But those were the years in which I printed and promoted “How Anyone Can Stop Paying Income Taxes” and “The Social Security Swindle” which probably cost me around $350,000 to publish and promote. Remember I sold about 200,000 copies of “How Anyone” during this period. In addition, the government took over $200,000 from Simon & Schuster in 1983 (which is what they owed me) but still attributed this amount to me as “income.” So in seeking to extract $2.5 million from me for the period 1979-1985 (based on returns I was coerced into filing during the course of a probation violation hearing) the Government wants me to pay 5 times more than I could possibly have earned and overlooking what it cost me to live on during this period. And this is the kind of nonsense the government is getting away with. They seriously expect people to pay in taxes and penalties far more than they possibly could have earned. What kind of lunacy is this?
In any case, I was looking forward to going to trial on this case, since I know I can beat the Government in front of a jury. However, the Government filed a mammoth Motion for Summary Judgment involving 4 large Declarations (involving numerous exhibits) from 3 IRS agents and the U.S. Attorney. I spent about three weeks trying to answer it, and realized that I was incapable of effectively doing so. Since I can’t take a chance of losing on this issue, because I would be totally indebted to the U.S. for the rest of my life and would never be able to get out of debt, I was forced to hire a lawyer to answer the government’s motion. This I where I am today on this. We haven’t answered it yet. Also we just answered the Government’s Reply on our Motion to the 9th Circuit to rescind Judge George’s Preliminary Injunction baring me from selling “The Federal Mafia” and most of my updated material. Of course you all know we got a “stay” on this order from the 9th Circuit. So until there is a final decision, we can sell “The Federal Mafia” and all our other material.
I had an opportunity to meet with Dr. Ward Dean yesterday. He was in Las Vegas for a medical convention. He showed me an extensive excerpt from Schiff Report Series 2 in which I discussed House Report 1337 and Senate Report 1622 and the meaning of “income” in the “constitutional sense.” I couldn’t believe it. I had no idea I knew about this way back then. I thought this was a recent discovery of mine. I couldn’t get over it, and we both had a good laugh about this. He thinks Schiff Reports 1 and 2 are great (we have transcripts for them) and he can’t understand why I don’t publicize and push them more. Well. I obviously forgot what was in them.
Here is a little preview of the Admissions I gave the Government and their totally nonsensical answers designed to avoid having to correctly answer them....
5. In connection with the above reference to defendant's alleged income tax “liability” as referred to in paragraph 11(3) of plaintiff's complaint;
Admit that there is no statute in the Internal Revenue Code that specifically provides and makes defendant “liable” for income taxes as referred to in paragraph 11(3) of plaintiff's complaint.
Response to Request for Admission No. 5: The United States objects to this request on the ground that it contains argumentative, scandalous, indecent, and impertinent matter calculated to annoy, embarrass, and oppress the United States in the eyes of the Court, the ultimate fact finder at the trial of this matter, the news media, and the public, all in violation of the principles expressed in Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 7(b)(2), 11, 12(f), and 26. In particular, the request contains shopworn, tax-protestor rhetoric that has been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by the courts. Without waiving or in any way limiting any objection the United States has or might have to this request, the United States denies the request.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2004
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
IRWIN SCHIFF AND TWO ASSOCIATES INDICTED FOR TAX FRAUD
WASHINGTON D.C. - Eileen J. O’Connor, Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division, United States Department of Justice;
Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada; and Nancy Jardini, Chief, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation
Division announced today that in Las Vegas, Nevada, a federal grand jury returned a thirty-three (33) count indictment charging Irwin
Schiff, Cynthia Neun, and Lawrence Cohen with conspiracy (18 U.S.C. §371), and aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of
fraudulent federal income tax returns (26 U.S.C. §7206(2)). Messrs. Schiff and Cohen are also charged with income tax evasion
(26 U.S.C. §7201). Ms. Neun is also charged with willfully failing to file federal income tax returns (26 U.S.C. §7203), Social Security
disability fraud (42 U.S.C. §408) and theft of government property (18 U.S.C. §641).
This is his 6 page reply, but it contains the info. 1)The Secretary is authorized: 26 USC 6201(a) which is supported by the
definitions at 26 USC 7701(a)(11)and 26 USC 7701(a)(12) AND 2)Delegations of authority must be published: 44 USC 1505 (Chap 15).
Since the government does not want the American public to discover the truth about how it illegally enforces the payment
of income taxes (and how the public might protect itself) it persuaded U.S. District Court Judge, Lloyd D. George to enjoin me
from selling “The Federal Mafia:How the Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes" (and presumably other
information as well). The following is the first page of Judge George’s 35 page Order. To fully appreciate the utter
lawlessness of his Order, be sure to read the first paragraph of page 34 in which Judge George enjoins me from alleging
some 6 specific “positions” in connection with income taxes. Then read the pleadings I filed in connection with my criminal
and civil case involving these "positions," especially those pleadings involving the meaning of “income.”
If you're worrying about income taxes you think you owe the government - stop worrying because legally you don't "owe"
the government one dime, since there's no law requiring anyone to pay income tax. It doesn't matter if you earned millions
in salaries, fees, commissions, gambling and lottery winnings etc., and additional millions in stock and other kinds of
trading profits. For income tax purposes, you can legally report "zero" income and pay no income taxes regardless of
how much you might have earned.
In 1986, 99.5 million Americans were tricked into filing and paying federal income taxes when legally; they didn't have to
do either. If this statement shocks you, it is only because you and the rest of the nation have been thoroughly deceived by
the federal government (with federal courts playing the key role), and an army of accountants, lawyers, and other tax preparers.
All of these have a vested interest in keeping you ignorant concerning the real nature of federal income taxes.