Sun Tzu, The Art of War and the IRS
by John Benson | on April 3, 2012
PETITION TO IRS CHIEF COUNSEL: WHAT IS MY 2011 INCOME TAX LIABILITY
Very seldom does a student come up with something I have not thought about in my 35+ years of research. However, a few days ago, I received an email with an attached document that one of my students from over 20 years ago had drafted for my review.
The title was: Request for Determination of 2011 Income Tax Liability & for Redress of Grievance.
This document is 4 ½ pages long and more fully sets forth what I have been teaching, in shorthand, than anything I have ever come across in all my years of research. It is the CliffsNotes1 version of my eBook, Taxation by Misrepresentation, the Truth about Income Taxes in Plain English.
While I do not believe that reading this powerful document is a substitute for reading my more extensive eBook, I believe that it is an extraordinary example of what fertile minds can do with my research, once they are informed of the true nature of income taxes.
I have known this particular student for over 20 years and gave him my permission to use my research in any way he chose to and advised him to publish the document himself.
He declined and said that, since it was all based upon his understanding of my research, I should publish it under my name and declined to take any credit for his brilliant encapsulation of my ideas.
I cannot tell you how very powerful this amazing document is, how concise and very much on point in every respect!
He filed it with the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC, and with the Internal Revenue Service offices here, in Salt Lake City.
I have edited it only for purposes of privacy and added paragraph numbers. The language is unchanged!
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