Tax protestors typically turn to a handful of “canned” arguments regarding the government’s lack of authority to levee taxes. These arguments are typically not very successful. When tax protestors refuse to pay taxes based on these flawed legal positions, they are typically hit with a barrage of penalties and interest on top of their tax debt, and some even do prison time. But tax protestors who are also former IRS agents? — not very typical.
That’s what makes the story of Sherry Peel Jackson so interesting. She worked for seven years as an IRS revenue agent, then she went into private practice as a CPA, then she spent four years in prison for failure to file tax returns, and now she tours around promoting the books she wrote in prison about the illegalities of income taxes.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you that taxes are illegal. You will want to avoid these people like the plague. The tax protestor groups are a sham and can cause you some serious tax problems.