This week there are two tax attacks we’ve gotten good results with; one is over the other a little more involved and not over yet.
I did the same thing I always do: I ask for the facts the code is applicable. I call the FTB on the phone and whether I get responsive answers or not, I follow up in writing there are no facts proving the code is applicable and there is jurisdiction. If they disagree, they can just put the facts on the table and we can take it from there. They like to advertise their “protest hearings” as some kind of “due process” hearing where they will be fair. Well, unlike what we’re doing with Bill in New Hampshire, there is no challenge to agency action with the FTB; same as with the IRS. All they allow is a dispute of the reported income, if any. They do not like their sacred cows i.e., taxpayer, taxable income, challenged and will not permit it.
But, as you can see from the notice above, the attack was dropped without the pretended hearing.
For the other tax issue, those who have been following the show, Bill is being attacked by people calling themselves the New Hampshire Employment Security. A Chris Leones initiated the attack and threatened Bill that more agents would show up at his door if he did not comply with his demands. On 6 July 2012, Bill and I challenged Chris on the facts he relies on proving the code is applicable and Chris said: “I don’t have any jurisdiction here.”
At a 28 August 2012 telephonic hearing, Alice Bisson refused to conduct a hearing because we raised a jurisdiction issue and asked why Chris Leones was not in attendance. We filed a motion to reconsider the denial of a hearing and some lawyer pulled out his rubberstamp claiming there was a proper hearing. The lawyer did admit to be practically deaf, so maybe he didn’t actually hear the recording. I called a supervisor in the legal department because I didn’t think the matter should escalate.
As you’ll see in the video below, the matter, although previously rubberstamped by a lower level staff attorney, was reversed. There is an order for a full hearing, complete with discovery and cross-examination of witnesses. Now this doesn’t mean a hearing will be scheduled, as with the FTB, it could be dropped without a hearing. Even if a hearing is scheduled and there is no evidence, it doesn’t mean the matter will be dropped. We’re still dealing with psychopaths and racketeers.
What these examples show is we deal with evidence at the No State Project. When you stick to the evidence i.e., What facts do you rely on the code applies to me at all; you get better results. No need to go into esoteric legal arguments trying to find some magic set of words or loopholes; there are no facts the ramblings of the insane (political laws) apply and just asking for the facts is very effective at proving that. The opinion we violated a “code” or “regulation” is just that, an opinion. There are no facts.
You not only get better results, but you’ll probably get evidence of your results. Notwithstanding this additional evidence, I always encourage independent investigation and verification. Anyone can call the IRS or other bureaucracy and ask them for the facts their code is applicable and there is jurisdiction over you. I’m certain based on my experience and that of others, that you’ll be able to replicate the results we’ve gotten.