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More Victories For The Rule Of Law- Page Seventy-Two


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:


Joseph McGarty

JOSEPH HAS SECURED THE RETURN, with interest, of everything subtracted from his paycheck during 2021 under the label, "federal income tax withheld":

Here is the filing by which this refund was secured. (As can be seen, for reasons of his own, Joseph declined to reclaim the amounts of federal income tax withheld under the labels "Social security" and "Medicare" tax.)

 Joseph has also secured the return of everything withheld from him during 2021 and diverted to California:

...by way of this filing.

Joseph White

Joseph has become free of income tax misapplication and wants you to do the same. It's a short, simple message that everyone needs to hear.

Here is the filing by which Joseph secured the victory of which he speaks in this video.

Tyler & Amizero O'Donnell

TYLER & AMIZERO SHARE THEIR LATEST VICTORY, this one with the feds for 2021:


This victory, secured by this filing, is the return of, well, it's hard to say, except to say that it is not everything owed. But this one is short in a most unusual way.

Normally, if the IRS decides to run a short refund scam, it will send out all nominal "federal income tax withheld" and hold back the FICA withholdings, despite the fact that refunding the one is an admission that the others are not owed (per 26 U.S.C. § 3503, subject to the Supreme Court ruling in Rowan Cos. v. United States-- see the NOTE at the top of page 2 in this document). The hope in such cases seems to be that the target of the scam will either not know the law, or will stand down anyway, content to be only partially robbed.

Here, however, the IRS declares itself to be omitting the nominal federal income tax withheld from the refund, and ONLY returning the FICA withholdings (while somehow making a ~$200 math error in the process). Here's how this all played out.

To begin with, Tyler & Amizero received a LTR12C in response to their filing. The LTR asked for verification of the withheld amounts listed in their return (an occasionally-deployed fraud-ish game by which the agency pretends that it has not  been sent W-2s by the payer involved on which all the withheld amounts are verified, in the hope of tricking a filer into sending those forms-- which also contain erroneous "wage" allegations-- to the agency and compromising their filing).

Tyler & Amizero are not fools, though, and promptly sent this sensible response.

Five weeks later, the IRS sent this CP12 notice. On it, the IRS declares that Tyler & Amizero are owed only an $8,232.00 refund, rather than the $12,717.09 claimed. The reason given:

 The form also makes a key admission (even while making an amazing, incomprehensible, and wholly erroneous assertion as to Tyler & Amizero's "taxable income" figure from line 15 of their 1040):

Then the agency follows with a false assertion as to the amount of income tax withheld as reported on line 25d of Tyler & Amizero's 1040, putting down an amount almost $400 more than the nominal income tax withheld reported on Tyler & Amizero's Form 4852 but $238.76 less than the combined FICA withholdings reported, adds a claimed credit, and ends up at the amount sent to the couple a few days earlier:

O, what a tangled web, eh? This one might end up in the 'Every Which Way But Loose' collection...

Anyway, Tyler & Amizero have fired off a sharp and well-educated response to the gibberish. We'll see what happens.

Timothy Bell

Timothy methodically shares his victories in applying the liberating truth and invites all other good Americans to join him in upholding the law. Everyone should listen, and everyone should step up and follow in Timothy's footsteps.

See Timothy's posted victories here and here.

Sheryl Randle

SHERYL CONTRIBUTES A NICE VICTORY-- a complete refund of everything withheld from her during 2020 and given over to the feds against what was eventually determined to be no income tax liability, plus interest to make up for the six month delay before sending Sheryl her money in August of 2022:

Here is the filing by which Sheryl recovered her property.

Karen McFadden

Karen came across 'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America' and lost her fear of the IRS. Listen to her story!

James W.*

JAMES HAS ALSO SHARED a delayed refund for 2020 from Uncle Sam, this one arriving in June of 2022, and in the form of a notice acknowledging that all withholding (which was nothing but FICA) is an overpayment. Annoyingly, the IRS applied the refund to a purported outstanding balance for a different year:

Here is the filing that produced this complete refund.

*Normally, I no longer bother to post a "victory" for which a complete name is not shared. Such a thing might be a victory in upholding the law, and monetarily, but is clearly not a victory of heart and mind-- the kind that really counts the most. The exception is made here because the refund is entirely of FICA withholdings, which illustrates an important point.

Joel Bliss

Joel has a dog that works for the IRS...  or so it would appear. Let him tell you all about it.

See Joel & Valerie Bliss's posted filing and refund here

Christopher Brenner

CHRISTOPHER  SHARES HIS DEBUT VICTORY-- a complete refund of everything withheld from him during 2021 and given over to Michigan:

Here is the filing that led to this uplifting victory.

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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.