Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31297288
The 16th Amendment says you have to pay taxes.... enough said Quoting: Anonymous Coward 32235185
Everyone "pays taxes" not everyone has to pay the "income tax".
And the taxing power of congress does not come from the 16th, so go back to work and let the grown ups post.
Lets get some facts straight
Income is a gain from some activity. Look up the tax code to get what they are.
I found something interesting in the Tax Treaties with other countries.
Personal service is not taxable in all of the tax treaties.
2 kinds of personal services
Independent - as a contractor
Dependent - as an employee
Personal service is trading your personal time for a fixed dollar amount also known as your salary.
Your not gaining anything if you are providing personal service. So how could the IRS tax your gains from income?
This new knowledge combined with the "Cracking the Code" book I have enough to start and challenge my tax status.