Around April 15th every year, we understandably get a lot of requests regarding taxes and taxpayers. People want to know how we would handle taxes and the allegation of tax liabilities. Our answer is always the same, “We would study the code and if the code indicates that we owed a tax then we would find out how to properly assess the tax liability and pay the tax.”
Therein lies the problem; we have not found anyone that understands the tax code. Most consider the tax code incomprehensible. Therefore, if the tax code is incomprehensible, then it is impossible to comply with because to comply with something you must understand it. This week a Team Law beneficiary sent us an inquiry typical of one that had been studying the tax code after years of blindly filing forms because others told them they had to.
In their study, they discovered things that caused them to take a second look; they determined the forms they had been filing were not the proper forms. However, they were curious what effect filing a different form would have when they had been filing the wrong form for years. Of course, we cannot say what IRS will ever do about anything anymore than we can say what anyone else would do about any situation. Our response to all such questions follows the patterns of, ‘the answer is in the law and the only way to get the answer is to study the law’. None the less, at this time (near April) we thought we would provide a portion of the response we wrote to our beneficiary here is an effort to point out to everyone our response and perhaps providing it here will help others.
We have heard of the incomprehensibility of the tax code from Presidents of the United States, from its authors (Congress), from Lawyers, from the media, from the courts, from countless people that studied it and from IRS itself as a response to the Tax Court to explain why IRS agents calculated tax assessments incorrectly. Isn’t it about time the people actually started studying the code so they can see for themselves what it contains and discover if they can comply with it?Admin wrote:If we were in the situation you described, our first concern would be securing the exact nature of the taxpayer and its relationship with its Creator, Social Security Administration (hereinafter “SSA”). We would do that following the Standard for Review in a pattern Team Law beneficiaries have used since Team Law began in March of 1993 (Team Law beneficiaries can learn how by calling our office). The process is incontestably well established in law and practice. While we were following through that process, we would continue to study the tax code and try to make some sense of it so that we could comply with it, if possible.
You noted:We generated the Contracts, Trusts and the Corporation Sole article for the purpose of helping people understand what trusts are, how they are created, how they work and what the actual nature of the Trustee capacity is (that being simply an Office in the Trust having no capacity to act for itself). Still, people sometimes use language that makes it appear like they think they are the office; as you represented in your comment, “I, the trustee”. If you are a Team Law beneficiary you are not the trustee of a trust; because Team Law beneficiaries are all real people, not business entities.the beneficiary wrote:I, the trustee, realize that a form must be sent to the IRS
If you thought you were the Trustee, then you need to go back and reread the Contracts, Trusts and the Corporation Sole article. Follow that, by reading the companion article in the Beneficiary Forum. Follow that, by reading the several most recent responses posted on the Beneficiary Forum by Admin. That study process should give you a very clear understanding of the relationships in trusts and their creation.
IRS’ ‘forms office’ recommends that trusts are required to file Form 1041. And, most accurate trust returns filed on that form as per IRS’ recommendation seem to be processed without a problem; however, IRS has responded to some such filings alleging they were frivolous (they even refer to seasons they would do that on their website; thus, we would never file a tax return for the purpose they show as frivolous). That adds additional support for why we would always stick to the law.
Before filing any form, we would first study the tax code to understand it and then from it, if we could determine a tax liability, we would then file whatever form the Office of Management and Budget had lawfully authorized (in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act) for reporting tax returns for the specific taxpayer in question [of course, that also presupposes that to do that we must have read the Paperwork Reduction Act—in other words, you cannot apply the law if you do not know what it is; and, you cannot know what it is if you have not at least read it]. If we had problem with that process (knowing how to and what form to file) we would follow IRS’ Procedure 1 — letter ruling process (there is a link on our Online resources webpage) and request that IRS show what the proper form is for the taxpayer to file.
If they would not comply with their own procedure and the code to resolve the incomprehensibility of the code, we would contact both the Secretary of the Treasury and Congress to ascertain the answers; both of which would likely not answer the inquiry but would rather send us to find professional Tax attorneys and tax accountants to get the answer. Our experience shows, even such professionals cannot or will not answer the questions and resolve the incomprehensibility of the tax code. Nonetheless, we would still go to them and get their responses; because, their responses add evidence to our personal building body of evidence that the tax code is in fact incomprehensible.
Thus, to the best of our ability, we would through our own work (not third party allegations) determine if there was a lawful requirement for a return; and, if we could find none then we would (if we felt it was necessary to file something), in accord with our Right to the claim, generate a plain form (“Claim of Right”) of our own construction that showed the efforts we had been through to understand and comply with the code (which understanding and compliance would be impossible, due to its incomprehensibility). We would show what the potentially taxable income was and we would show any prepaid funds paid toward any potential tax liability. We would then show that we were not able to find any applicable tax (or respective forms) and do the math to show how much was owed either by IRS to us or by the taxpayer to IRS. Then we would request the refund and sign the form with the appropriate perjury statement. We would send that to IRS and if they did not return any overpaid funds within 6 months, we would sue them for the return of the overpaid funds, again strictly following the provision for such a suit as found in the code.
Our training materials are only intended to inspire people to study the law (code, etc.) to learn how to proceed. Their intent is to show the process others have followed in such studies to make the discoveries and take appropriate action learned by that course of study.
From time to time, we hear about someone that followed the final step in such trainings as if that was what we showed with the person in the example; when in fact, the example was not what the person did due to their situation and study, rather it was the study of the law that showed them the path to take. Thus, the real discovery for most students of the Team Law way is the course of study itself (the Standard for Review) shows the person what to do. That is why we tell people in such presentations, “Don’t believe what we tell you. Do your own research to discover and prove the truth for yourself.” Therefore, such study will prove your proper path. One of the other main reasons we say this is the tax codes change every year; thus, it is reasonable that responses to the changing code will also change, as will IRS’ compliance or lack of the same, but the necessity of studying the code will not change. It will always be impossible to comply with the law if you do not know what it is.
Because it is impossible to comply with that which you do not understand, neither Team Law nor anyone else will be able to give you the required understanding. Your compliance, of necessity must be based upon your understanding the code and you cannot understand it (or discover its incomprehensibility) if you do not study it directly. Thus, having the training materials always helps if you understand the content worth knowing in the training is the logic of the path not the outcome of the path. A wise linguist once said, “There is no content in content worth knowing.” What he was expressing was the content is meaningless outside its context and the context will define what is worth knowing. The common saying that teaches the same lesson is, “Give a man a fish and you have fed him a meal; teach a man to fish and you have fed his family for a lifetime.” Thus, in keeping with that metaphor, the intent of Team Law is to help people learn to fish; we help people learn how to educate themselves properly so they can be self-inspired to help us save our nation. You asked,We believe it will if you use it to learn how to study the code and then apply it. Again, following the common metaphor, the training is not intended to feed you a fish, it is intended to help you to learn to fish; so that you will always be able to figure out your responsibility related to the code, if there is one. The reason it is called "Do It Yourself Tax Eliminator" is it helps people learn how to learn the law so that they can apply it. Thus, if the codes are incomprehensible and if a person learns how to follow the law, as it stands, they will not be able to comply with that which cannot be understood and the law will point out no applicable tax liability. On the other hand, if the code can be understood, the student will learn how to use it and apply if to eliminate any excess tax obligations and pay only what is actually owed.the beneficiary wrote:Would the "Do It Yourself Tax Eliminator" training album help in such a situation?
Team Law does not suggest that anyone should ever file or not file any form. Team Law suggests that people should learn the law and then apply it accordingly. If the code or the law were incomprehensible then we would go to the source to resolve that incomprehensibility. We would never take an action in ignorance unless that action was one to resolve such ignorance. No one can fault anyone for that in law; but anyone can be held accountable for what they knew or should have known.
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If you are a Team Law Beneficiary and you have already read the Taxes 101 article on this Forum, you can continue your study with that companion article on the Beneficiary’s Private Forum with Taxes 201
We hope this information is helpful to you.
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