U.S. Seeks to Silence Tax Evasion Prophet

In a blatant maneuver to put the “scur” into tax evaders, the Justice Department is seeking a court order against a Michigan couple promoting what the government says is the number one tax dodge scheme in America.

In his book “Cracking the Code” and on his website, Peter Eric Hendrickson, pictured in a polo shirt bearing the patch he designed, posits that just a twiddle bit of your income is taxable.

“The government has no claim against those dollars unless the government obtains a sworn statement from us that we have income as defined in the law,” said Hendrickson. The federal courts have rejected these arguments. Typical.

Five followers of Hendrickson’s teachings are being sued by the Justice Department for tax evasion. “Mr. Golson and his wife, Debra, wrote on their 2003 tax return that “for fear of I.R.S. retaliation,” Cisco Systems, his employer, “refuses to issue forms correctly listing” his $241,840 Cisco salary as not subject to tax,” reports the NYT.

The couple has a history of tax hatin’. In 1990 they mailed a bomb filled with tea, referencing the Boston Tea Party, to the IRS. It went kaboom and gave a postal worker a big booboo.

U.S. Seeks Order to End What It Calls a Tax Scheme” [NYT]