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Tens of thousands of readers of 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' have taken control of their own resources, in accordance with, and respect for, the law. The likely total amount reclaimed by these good Americans so far is upward of several billion dollars.


A few of these good American men and women-- such as those honored below-- are generous enough to send me the evidence of their victories in upholding the law, for the edification and inspiration of everyone. At the moment those shared refund checks, closing notices, and so forth total:


D. Shackelford

THIS NICE FEDERAL VICTORY FOR 2016, in addition to being a fairly large amount, and on an amended return-- with interest, has a special feature.

It turns out that D. had made a math error on the amended return by which he reclaimed money improperly withheld from him during 2016. The IRS, acting diligently and in the true spirit of its mission as a servant of the People, caught D.'s mistake and fixed it for him. This faithful agency action resulted in D. receiving a refund several thousand dollars larger than he asked for.

Here is D.'s refund:

Here is the amended return D. filed to correct his prior "ignorance tax" return. Notice that while D. had accurately listed the total of all federal income tax withholdings sent to Uncle Sam on line 12 of his return ($26,354.00), he mistakenly entered a lower figure as the "total payments" amount on line 17 ($24,820.00). D. then finished his refund-claim calculations using the lower figure.

Happily, the IRS agent processing D.'s return noticed the mistake and corrected the refund claim back up to the total amount withheld figure less the amount already refunded on D.'s original return. This diligence resulted in D. getting all he actually had coming to him, where otherwise he would not have.

It's nice to see concrete demonstrations like these, as we occasionally do, that the IRS has good people who will go the extra step in doing their jobs. Well done, unknown agent!

And WELL DONE D., of course!!

Ruben Varela's federal victory for 2013

(This $457,000+ victory is presented in video form by Ruben-- click the link above. Here are the docs involved in Ruben's victory.)

Rick Sanders' federal victory for 2012

(This $16,000+ victory is presented in video form by Rick-- click the link above.)

Craig Dowell's federal and California victories for 2015

(These $56,000+ victories are presented in video form by Craig-- click the link above.)

James Lambert

JAMES' FEDERAL VICTORY FOR 2017, dated January 7, 2019, features a 100% surrender to his filing in the key respects of $0 "income" received; $0 tax owed:

Obnoxiously, this 100% admission of no income/no tax owed is accompanied by a government attempt to keep a good chunk of what was withheld from James anyway, as shown here:

The actual total withheld from James and reported on line 7 of his return is 4,010.71. This is the accurate total of all federal withholdings reported on James' form 4852 (and something clearly known by the IRS, because the $1,348.67 shown on the IRS notice above is exactly what James had entered on one of the three federal tax withheld lines on his 4852). See James' filing here.

The feds are proposing to keep $2,662.04 of James' money-- the total withheld under the provisions of Chapter 21 of 26 U.S.C.-- while having admitted that James did nothing for which he could owe such taxes. This admission is made both by the government's black-and-white statement shown above and by its agreement that everything withheld from James under the provisions of Chapter 24 of 26 U.S.C. are an "overpayment" which must be refunded.

Remember, withholding under the Chapter 21 provisions is based on the same alleged taxable activities as withholding under the Chapter 24 provisions. So in admitting that no activities validating the latter took place, the feds admit that none validating the former have taken place, either.

SO, THE FEDS ARE PROPOSING that James just take a chunk of what belongs to him (plus interest):

...while they keep the rest, and for no reason whatever. It appears to just be a matter of, "We've already got your money, and you should take this deal because we might just drag our feet coughing up the whole amount, and in the meantime you won't have any of it... Nyah, nyah, nah!" (See the whole admission/refund notice here.)

James has said "NO!" and demanded everything that is owed to him. We'll watch with great interest as this plays out.

Cathryn Cirocco

CATHRYN SHARES THE 2019 SEASON'S first shared federal refund of year 2018 withholdings-- every penny, Social security and Medicare included:

Here is the return with which Cathryn enforced the law and recovered all her money.

John Jones

JOHN HAS SECURED A COMPLETE REFUND of everything withheld from him during 2018 and turned over to his local government where he lives in Pennsylvania:

Here are the docs filed to secure this victory on behalf of the rule of law.

D. Jackson

D. SHARES THREE VICTORIES today-- two received in February, 2019 and one received in August, 2018. All are complete refunds of everything withheld from him and turned over to California during the years involved (2014, 2015 and 2016), and all in response to amended filings made after D. learned found CtC and learned the truth about the tax. Here they are:

Here are the amended filings D. submitted to claim these refunds: 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Dan & Brooke Shogren

DAN & BROOKE HAVE SHARED their first-ever victory in enforcing the rule of law. This is a complete refund of everything withheld from Dan & Brooke during 2015 and given over to the feds.

This refund was paid out to the happy couple on February 26, 2019 in response to their amended return recently-submitted upon acquiring a CtC-education, and is accompanied by a healthy dollop of interest for the time their money was being improperly (if, in this case, innocently) kept by the feds:

Tony George

TONY HAS SHARED A COMBINATION Oklahoma and federal victory for 2017, received on June 21, 2018 and August 24, 2018, respectively, with interest paid on the federal victory for the several month belated remittance. That several months was imposed by the feds in the form of two efforts to confuse or intimidate Tony into standing down and abandoning his claim.

Let's start by looking at Tony's federal refund:

It will be noticed, of course, that most of Tony's acknowledged $10,658.72 overpayment/refund owed was diverted to retire two alleged liabilities from previous years. Nonetheless, this is a complete refund of everything withheld from Tony during 2017-- Social security, Medicare and all. See Tony's filing here for full documentation.

Further, this is a complete refund issued only after Tony's claim was subject to a spurious effort to confuse or intimidate him by the ridiculous pretense that his claimed amounts withheld were not supported by his filing (a ploy discussed here in greater detail).

Here is the IRS's June 20, 2018 assault weapon. Here is Tony's prompt, spare and tart, "Ain't gonna play this game" response.

Still willing to try to dodge Tony's filing, a month later the agency tried again, this time with a, "prove you really sent this claim" ploy (discussed in more detail here), which might have been deemed routine and legitimate had not the first bit of transparent nonsense not intervened. Tony made the requested phone call without hesitation, and two weeks later had his old debts wiped out and a check in his hand.

AS MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING, Tony also received a complete refund from Oklahoma for 2017. This one was diverted in full to those alleged old debts, but nonetheless constitutes a 100% refund from the state:

Here is the claim Tony submitted to Oklahoma.

Jacob Park

JACOB SHARES ONE OF MY FAVORITE kinds of victory-- a victory of heart, mind and spirit by a young American well-raised by excellent parents. The complete federal refund of everything withheld from Jacob in 2018 is just icing on that beautiful cake!

Jacob's victory isn't a whole lot of money-- this is his very first filing ever, reclaiming every penny of the first amounts withheld from him, ever, during his first "real job":

Here is the filing that secured Jacob this great debut victory on behalf of the rule of law. Let's hope every one of his young peers take note!!

Tony Jackson

TONY IS A SEASONED WARRIOR, with many years of victories. Here is Tony's latest: a February, 2019 IRS surrender after some growling and whining by the agency trying to suggest Tony owed it some money in connection with his earnings during 2016.

This story begins with Tony's routine filing for 2016, by which he rebutted an errant information return and declared himself to have done nothing taxable during that year.

For some reason, an IRS that really should know better than argue with this man by now chose to do so, nearly two years after the filing:

Tony wasn't having any. He fired off this tart and cogent response to the nonsense.

Rocked back on its heels, the IRS eventually said it needed some time to "process all [Tony's] information". Then, when its cogitations were complete, the agency brought forth its white flag:

Well done, Tony!

Elaine Kubiak Shares Her 2013 and 2014  New York Victories By Way Of This Great Video

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Despite the fact that those whose victories are on display here did nothing but insist that the law be applied as it is written, they did so in the face of fearful threats and cunning disinformation from the beneficiaries of corruption.  Their actions took great courage and commitment, and I salute them all.  


“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”

-Daniel Webster


NOTE: Whether any given individual is entitled to a refund depends on a number of different factors, and no one should presume that they are so entitled simply because they see that others are.  Each person should educate himself or herself about the particulars of the law, and make his or her own determination in this regard.


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NOTE: The documents displayed on this and any linked pages, and any associated comments, are posted with the permission and cooperation of the upstanding Americans with whom they are concerned. 

When a return is posted in connection with any refund or other responsive document, it is complete-- that is, what is posted is EVERYTHING filed as a return in connection with that refund or document, unless otherwise indicated.