How You Become Liable for the Income Tax

Why are you obligated to pay income tax?

Most people think that whenever they earn money they are necessarily liable for a federal income tax on those earnings. The truth is more complex: the liability for the tax in most cases arises from the actions of the party paying them.

Are you interested in learning how the system actually works?

As complex as the tax code is, the basic principles of when an income tax is owed are rather simple. But they have been concealed behind layers of impenetrable legal language until recently. One brave soul actually read all the tax laws and the code and made sense of it all. He came to a surprising conclusion! You too will be surprised at how the system actually makes you liable for the income tax--and what you are able to do about it.

"I'm not very good at understanding these things..."

That's why we reduced the basic facts to a quiz. We'll take you one step at a time. You read each question and give the answer you think is best. Guess if you don't know! Then see the correct answer and the reason why it is correct. Instant feedback--that's the best way to learn.

"Well, this might be your opinion, but..."

Everything here is based on the tax laws and the Constitution. No opinions, just facts. Along the way we'll give you some excerpts from the law and Supreme Court decisions. You're not going to argue with the Supreme Court, are you?

So what are you waiting for? The truth is a click away...

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