- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Hendrickson (2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974393606
- ISBN-13: 978-0974393605
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cracking the Code Paperback – 2003
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These facts alone imply a great deal about such Federal law: 1) It could not have been intended for 'mere' citizens to easily comprehend. 2) It seems instead intended to actively discourage widespread understanding. 3) The existence of widespread and even generations-old misunderstandings should not be surprising or unexpected. 4) Ample capacity exists in the Code's obfuscations for at least the possibility of intentional deception in promoting these widespread misunderstandings.
And intentional deception is exactly what dedicated tax researcher and rule-of-law advocate Pete Hendrickson has found within the Code. And within the derived regulations. And in the governing statutes-at-large.Read more ›
In a nutshell, I'm an average small business owner with a BA from a public university just trying to make a buck and keep my income taxes as low as possible, while still paying my fair share. The information in the book was enlightening and helped me understand the tax laws to do so.
Nowhere in the book does the author say that you don't owe federal income taxes. I already knew (which this book confirmed) that I do owe federal income tax each year, but not as much as I originally thought.
If you're trying to keep your taxes as low as possible, whether you are a small business owner or work for someone else, this is a must read. Plus, there's a CD with additional information (tax code, court cases, statutes, etc.Read more ›
Finally a book that concisely organizes what I have learned and practical methods to implement what I have studied. It is obvious a threat to the "professionals" making money off of "taxpayers' ignorance, just see all the naysayers. They just put up simplistic reviews to intimidate, like "you will go to jail!" If the book is full of inaccuracies, they should stick to specifically commenting on these with proof to back up their claims. The Tax Honesty movement has taken a giant step forward with this book.
This book discusses the history of income taxation in our country, starting in 1861, then the 1862 Revenue Act. That first Act contained a section called the "Income Duty." Remember "duties, imposts, and excises" from Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution? That first "duty" was applied to "income" in 2 ways - "earned income" (those in the civil, military, or other employment or service of the U.S.), and "derived income" (the "gain derived from capital" [money made from money investment]). It was also a small rate.
The book discusses later revenue acts, the Constitutional classes of taxes, etc. The Supreme Court in Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad clarified that there are "2 great classes of taxes":
1. One class is "duties, imposts, and excises" - and the rule is "uniformity."
2. The other class is "capitations, and other direct tax[es]" - and the rule is "apportionment."
The Brushaber court also clarified that the 16th amendment did NOT create any new "third" class of taxes. Later in the case the court also clarified about the income tax:
"...recognized the fact that taxation on income was in its nature an excise entitled to be enforced as such..."; "...which otherwise as an excise would not apply to it."
The House Congressional Record of 1943 (78th Congress, 1st Session, Vol. 89, Part 2, p.Read more ›
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What an incredible revelation! Do you think the state and federal governments would refund millions or billions of $$$ to tens or hundreds of thousands of educated filers if their... Read morePublished 21 days ago by GT
Very eye opening. Not an easy read, but well worth the time to read, study and re-read. Income is not all that comes in. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David
This book is the first step on a road that is highly likely to lead to large fines, court time, and prison time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by pug
I would challenge anyone to read this book and disprove any information that is in it. Any attacks on this book that i have seen put proverbial 'words in Mr Hendricksons mouth'. Read morePublished 3 months ago by michael t morgan
Best news ever. We have been free for many years due to the information covered by this book. You cannot find a more comprehensive gathering of the laws and court decisions which... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Lee