Entry Submitted Anonymously at 5:44 PM EST on January 30, 2018
The implications of the new tax reform bill are stunning, as this bill is not what people think it is. The analysis below demonstrates that the Trump administration has effectively destroyed the IRS and all enforcement of existing tax law by the DOJ and courts from this point forward, using an amazing feat of sleight of hand that Congress probably never saw coming.
In a nutshell, the new legislation cited Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution as its authority for the terms contained in the bill, which is a restatement of Title 26, but EVERY preceding tax law passed by Congress and every enforcement action taken by the IRS and the federal courts has cited the 16th Amendment as its authority.
The difference? Article 1 states there shall be no direct taxation on income except by apportionment whereas the 16th Amendment claims taxing authority over ‘income from whatever source derived’. These two parts of the Constitution are in direct conflict, but taxing authorities have simply defaulted to the 16th Amendment, claiming that any reference to the provisions of Article 1 for tax relief constitute ‘frivolous’ arguments with no legal force or precedent.
Since 2011, all bills put before Congress have been required to cite what constitutional authority the legislation’s authors rely on. With HR-1, which is now law, only Article 1 can be relied on, which means that no one need pay income tax, period, as any tax levied would have to comply with the provisions of apportionment etc, and any tax on income as currently levied by the IRS simply does not. Making it unconstitutional. Making the mind-numbing language of the tax reform bill itself irrelevant, moot, and unconstitutional.
See the light?
Go to http://tax-freedom.com/ and read the first article on the page.
No one is to rely on these statements as legal tax advice or counsel. Do your own research, come to your own conclusions and act accordingly. However, keep close watch this year as the effects of this new law are felt by the government. I cannot believe that the cockroaches are not already scurrying around looking for shelter. Thank you Mr. Trump et al.