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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:42 PM
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Time for a FEDERAL TAX REVOLT?
Edited on Mon Nov-15-04 12:06 AM by DanSpillane
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Can anyone think of ways to do a tax revolt? Here's one--

1. Set up a big Swiss bank account, with good oversight.
2. Everybody suddenly declares extra dependents on witholding, early in the year (this is LEGAL)
3. The difference is sent to the swiss bank account.
4. Come early april next year, people vote on whether to pay the US government. The money goes out april 14th.
5. All the interest collected goes back to contributors as a DIVIDEND on april 15th.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:47 PM
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1. SInce when is it legal to declare extra dependents?
This sounds like the sort of thing that would get you nice comfy accommodations at the expense of the federal government. Somebody else can try it out, let us know whether it works -- if they let you have a pencil and paper in your cell in Leavenworth.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:53 PM
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2. i think he's talking about claiming extra dependents on your WITHHOLDING
which IS legal, but only if you are not trying to evade taxes.

between withholding and/or estimated taxes, you must cough up 100% of your previous year's taxes or 90% of your current years taxes, broken out into roughly quarterly installments. if you underpay, you owe a penalty.

innocently underwithholding is not illegal, even if you overstated exemptions.

doing it deliberately to avoid taxes IS illegal.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:57 PM
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4. I guess the reference really was to exemptions, then.
Not deductions. But the whole scheme looks pretty questionable...
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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:02 AM
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6. Not trying to EVADE


Planning to PAY--on April 14th!!!!
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:54 AM
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7. you'll still owe a penalty and possibly a fine
you have to withhold or pay estimated taxes quarterly (actually due 4/15, 6/15, 9/15, and 1/15 or next business day)

if you withhold absolutely zero and don't pay any estimated taxes at all, i wouldn't want to be your tax attorney when the irs comes knocking. that certainly looks like you're trying to evade.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:00 AM
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5. I used to do it when interests rates at the bank were up to 18%
Then I filed estimated taxes quarterly. This way I could get interest on the money owed for those three months. You don't get out of paying taxes, but at the time it seemed foolish for the Federal government to be holding your money interest free. At the time it was legal, but I haven't kept up with tax code that much so it would be best to consult with a tax preparer first.
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:54 PM
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3. Federal Taxes
I am a law-abiding citizen who pays her taxes faithfully each year. But I am offended that I have to pay federal taxes, because I live in the District of Columbia and we don't have full representation in the United States Congress.

It's taxation without representation, pure and simple.
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hux4000 Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:57 AM
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8. done
kick
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