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More Victories For The Rule Of Law- Page Sixty-Eight


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:


Jacob Park

JACOB SHARES his latest two victories, consisting of complete refunds from both Utah and the feds for 2019:

...here is that filing; and:

Here is the Utah filing, which was subject to a bit of delay in the processing when the state first insisted on seeing Jacob's federal return.

Jon Golden

BELOW FIND JON'S inspiring testimonial video. Jon shares six victories secured over the last several years and totaling more than $52K:

Here is Jon's state (Indiana) victory for 2019, as well:

Here is the filing that produced this latest victory for Jon.

Josh Haney

BELOW FIND JOSH'S presentation of his federal victories for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, along with his defeat of a false claim against him by California's Franchise Tax Board:

Bradley & Sheri Edwards

BRAD & SHERI PRESENT their latest victory-- a complete refund of all withholding taken from them and given over to California during 2018:

Here is the filing that led to this victory.

Dan Benham

HERE IS DAN'S REFUND of everything withheld from him as nominal federal income tax in 2018 (Dan left unclaimed the portion denominated as FICA taxes for reasons of his own), which was secured by way of this filing:

...and here is his 2019 refund, secured by way of this filing:

There's a great story associated with these victories-- see it here.

David & Valerie Denning

HERE IS DAVID & VALERIE'S fourth complete refund in 14 months:

This refund is on an amended return, with interest added. See the return and the California Franchise Tax Board adjustment notice here.

David & Valerie Denning

DAVID AND VALERIE SHARE THEIR fifth victory on behalf of the rule of law, all secured within a 15 month period. This one is for 2018, from the state of California, on an amended return and with interest added to the refund:

Here is the return that secured this excellent victory.

And here is a slightly less-excellent story concerning David & Valerie's federal filing for 2019:

Let's start with David and Valerie's filing-- a typical CtC-educated affair, showing no "income" received, no tax due, accordingly-- and a total of $14,455.00 withheld in error and hereby reclaimed. Here is the bizarre and plainly corrupt IRS response David and Valerie received this past December:

A proper admission of no tax owed, so WELL DONE, DAVID & VALERIE! But an outrageous pretense that nothing had been withheld and therefore nothing was due to be refunded to David and Valerie! (See the whole notice here.)

Where do they get these people? Under rocks?

David and Valerie promptly shot out a pointed response. It is to be expected that their property will be returned without too much further delay, and with appropriate interest, but I think it will be a long time before their view of federal bureaucracies improves.

Brian Farmer

BRIAN ALSO SHARES A FIFTH VICTORY today. Because for many years Brian (who is featured in this informative video) has been able to arrange his affairs so as to have nothing withheld from him and nothing reported about him, this latest refund from Ohio-- of everything withheld during 2019-- comes many years since Brian's previous victories. But it is all the more pleasing for the long time in between:

Here is the filing that produced this victory.

Ryan MacCubbin

RYAN SHARES A NUMBER of victories from New Mexico. Let's start with the one for 2015, secured in September, 2019, with a little bit of interest reflecting a delay by the state in sending the check after the April, 2019 filing:

...and one from the same state for 2016, interest-free due to being promptly issued after the April, 2020 filing (but only after this exchange):

Here are three more, in the order received:


Here is the filing that secured this complete refund last August.


Here is the filing that secured this complete refund, after a little balkiness by New Mexico, answered with this statement by Ryan.


Here is the filing that secured this complete refund, after a little balkiness by New Mexico, answered with this statement by Ryan.

Brad & Sheri Edwards

BRAD AND SHERI PRESENT THEIR third and fourth victories today, both for 2017, with the one from California having been received in November, 2018:

...on this educated filing; and the other from the feds being sent out in July, 2020:

...in response to this educated filing, made back in 2018, and subjected afterwards to a lot of IRS hemming and hawing and dodging and weaving before this victory-in-progress notice issued.

By way of this notice, the agency acknowledges that Brad and Sheri had done nothing taxable and owed no "employment"-related taxes (as shown by the agreement that the couple is entitled to the return of everything withheld under Chapter 24 of 26 USC). But despite that admission and its plain implications, the IRS is still attempting to hold back what was withheld from Brad and Sheri as FICA surtaxes (a ploy discussed here)

It must be said that as originally sent, Brad and Sheri's 4852 forms had mistakenly reported the FICA withholdings in combination with the nominal federal income tax withheld figures on line 7e (corrected versions are included in the filing at the link above in order to show just what has been excluded from the refund notice). This may be responsible in some way for this particular "victory-in-progress" situation, although of course the tax agency was also in possession of withholding reports from those who paid Brad and Sheri, and theirs is not the only instance in which this ploy has been attempted, as has been shown...

Onward and upward, either way. With the IRS having made its key admission, and the facts being what they are, Brad and Sheri can expect correction of the theft at some point in the future, if they persevere.

Steven & Tia Ward

STEVEN AND TIA FILED THEIR CLAIM in mid July, 2020 per the special calendar adopted during the "COVID-19" panic-attack. Three months later they received their complete refund of Social security, Medicare and all, along with more than $1,000 in interest due to the IRS exceeding the 45-day statutory limit in sending out their check:

You can see Steven and Tia's return here.

Kevin Dacey

KEVIN HAS ALSO been standing up for the law, and shares a complete refund of everything taken from him and given over to Uncle Sam during 2019-- Social security, Medicare and all--, plus interest:

Here is the filing by which Kevin secured this refund.

David Spiller

DAVID, TOO, HAS SECURED a complete refund from Uncle Sam of everything taken in 2019, FICA and all, plus interest:

Here is David's filing.

Andrew MacTaggart

ANDREW'S LATEST VICTORY BEGINS with his 2019 Pennsylvania filing, which can be seen here. You will note that Andrew had had nothing withheld and given to the state, and so claimed no refund, but did rebut claims by those for whom he worked in 2019 that he had been paid $77K+ in tax-relevant "wages" and self-assessed accordingly: $0. You will also note that unlike the typical educated filing Andrew precedes his return with a very explicit statement, and even had his express rebuttal of the erroneous characterization of his earnings sworn and notarized.

These unusual (and, truth be told, unnecessary) steps are reflective of the fact that in past years, Andrew had been met with seriously balky and games-playing bureaucrats at the Pennsylvania Dept. of Revenue. Forewarned is forearmed.

Indeed, as expected, after a long delay under the pretense of the "C19 crisis", the PADOR responded to Andrew's filing with a "Personal Income Tax Billing Notice" asserting a tax due (with penalty) of $2,604.31:

Andrew was ready with what can only be described as a "leave no stone unturned" Biblical-grade riot-act recital. This recital (for which note #5 in the 'FOR ALL FILERS' Note & Tips checklist should be borne in mind) was intended to make unmistakable to the doubtless shocked bureaucrat receiving it that Andrew was gimlet-eyed and utterly empty of all patience with agency nonsense. (One thing that had characterized the dodges to which the agency had resorted before was a studied difficulty in understanding Andrew's statements, leading to a suspicion that the only way to ensure that no cracks existed through which the agency might feel it could slip was to say everything.)

Silence reigned for a while after Ander's October 30, 2020 response to the PADOR's first shot at browbeating him into throwing up his hands with its unsupported and presumptive assertions. Then on December 29, 2020, the agency took a second shot, upping the ante with the claim this time of an actual "assessment" (and a slight uptick in the "penalty" amount):

 Again, Andrew took out the megaphone and called down fire from the Heavens. This time the message got through. Less than two weeks after Andrew mailed his second response to the PADOR's second venture into intimidation, Pennsylvania surrendered:

Andrew now has his first completed Pennsylvania victory to accompany his several federal victories. WELL DONE, ANDREW!!

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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.