The Great Income Tax Hoax

Welcome to the Net-based copy of 16 chapters of Irwin Schiff's masterpiece on the US "Income Tax"!

Laws are the whitewash that governments use to disguise the ugly fact that they steal money from productive people, then use it to control how they live their lives. Being merely one-sided contracts, laws have no moral validity whatsoever; but eight generations of government schooling have conned Americans into supposing that they are magic, to be held in respect and awe. Accordingly, if there is a tax law, most people tend to obey it.

In this masterpiece, perhaps the most important book he ever wrote, Irwin Schiff shows that there is no such thing; how even that veneer of respectability falls off the "income tax" when its origins are systematically probed.

Chapters 17 and 18 are omitted, for they have been superseded by all of the extensive, legal avoidance techniques that he has developed since completing the book in 1985 and which can be downloaded from his web site. Also omitted for brevity's sake are the extensive Appendices.

Each page of the book is accessible through this Home or Index page as below, just as one might access the pages of the physical book. Each (except this one) consists of an .htm "frame" and a .gif image that was scanned for the purpose; the reader is welcome to save any page on his own PC but to do so, both those files need to be downloaded to the same subdirectory.

However the book can be read on-line, turning the pages just as one would in an armchair - each takes a few seconds to download. For one's first read, it's best to start at the beginning and proceed in sequence. At the foot of each page are links to the one previous, the one following, and to this index ("any page".)

Front Cover    Inside Front Cover    Title    Copyright etc    Dedication    Contents    Author Bio    Back Cover

Introduction

9  10

Chapter 1: Direct vs Indirect Taxes

11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18

Chapter 2: Constitutional Restrictions Regarding Direct vs Indirect Taxes

19  20  21  22  23

Chapter 3: The Intent of the Constitution

25  26  27  28  29  30

Chapter 4: The Federal Government's General Taxing Powers

31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38

Chapter 5: What the US Government and America Are All About

39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54

Chapter 6: Federal Real Estate Taxes - How They Were Levied and Collected

55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66

Chapter 7: The Civil War: The Seeds of Tax Tyranny Are Sown

67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76

Chapter 8: The Supreme Court Declares an Income Tax Unconstitutional

77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106  107  108  109  110  111  112  113  114  115  116  117  118  119  120  121

Chapter 9: The Agitation for the Income Tax, 1895-1909

123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130

Chapter 10: The Corporation Exceise Tax of 1909

131  132  133  134  135  136  137  138  139  140  141  142  143  144  145  146  147

Chapter 11: The Sixteenth Amendment

149  150  151  152  153  154  155  156  157  158  159  160  161  162  163  164  165  166  167  168  169  170  171  172  173  174  175  176  177  178  179  180 

Chapter 12: Surprise! The Income Tax is an Excise Tax - the Brushaber Decision

181  182  183  184  185  186  187  188  189  190  191  192  193  194  195  196  197  198  199  200  201  202  203  204

Chapter 13: Income - What Is It?

205  206  207  208  209  210  211  212  213  214  215  216  217  218  219  220  221  222

Chapter 14: Why No One Can Have Taxable Income

223  224  225  226  227  228  229  230  231  232  233  234  235  236  237  238

Chapter 15: Income Tax "Laws" and How the IRS Disregards Them

239  240  241  242  243  244  245  246  247  248  249  250  251  252  253  254  255  256  257  258  259  260  261  262

Chapter 16: The Federal "Judiciary"

263  264  265  266  267  268  269  270  271  272  273  274  275  276  277  278  279  280  281  282  283  284  285  286  287  288  289  290  291  292  293  294

Comprehensive Subject Index

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