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Letter: Put an end to income taxes

Put an end to income taxes

For the past 12 years, I have publicly refused to file an income tax return. Nevertheless, I ski surrounded by peaks soaring to heaven, while praying to remain free from chains.

Along with prayer, I entrust my freedom to the most concise, unambiguous law I am aware of that proves there is no law that requires a citizen to file an income tax return. One explicit law, among many laws, that would compel a jury to see the light and proclaim “Income tax is history!” So here it is, in all its glory, the end of income tax, my stay-out-of-jail card and an open invitation to peaceful revolution.

It is the definition of a “withholding agent.” Four succinct sections undeniably proclaim that a citizen is not required to have income tax withheld from his or her paycheck. Thus income tax, a house of cards that is integral to tyranny, collapses. The charade of “voluntary compliance” … revealed to an awakened nation.

Dear IRS,

Whereas, the Internal Revenue Code defines a “withholding agent” at IRC 7701(a)(16) which states: “The term ‘withholding agent’ means any person required to deduct and withhold any tax under the provisions of Sections 1441, 1442, 1443 and 1461.” The first three sections apply to withholding tax from nonresident aliens and foreign corporations, while section 1461 simply makes the agent responsible for the taxes collected.

Therefore, as I am neither a nonresident alien nor am I a foreign corporation, my employer is not required to withhold income tax from my paycheck and since I no longer choose to volunteer, I submit this letter and demand the appropriate form/instructions, based on the above definition, i.e. the law of this land, which I can then present to my employer to legally halt having income tax withheld from my paycheck.

Thanks, (signed) Informed Citizen

By simply obeying the law, we can peacefully and legally refuse to sustain the massively corrupt, out-of-control corporate/police state that is maliciously oppressing our lives, our liberty and our pursuit of happiness.

Will Kesler

Snowmass Village

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