American author, tax protester, 1996 Libertarian Party presidential aspirant
Irwin Schiff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Irwin Schiff is a prominent member of the United States group which refers to itself as the "tax honesty movement", and which is referred to by the Internal Revenue Service and other government agencies as the tax protester movement. Schiff is known for writing and promoting literature that claims the United States income tax is applied incorrectly. Schiff also runs a web site named "PayNoIncomeTax.com", which offers his various books for sale. He has lost several cases against the federal government and was convicted on tax evasion charges. In 2004, the attorney representing Schiff filed a brief claiming a diminished capacity defense. ..."
"It's So Simple, It's Ridiculous": Taxing times for 16th Amendment rebels, by Brian Doherty, Reason, May 2004
"... Irwin Schiff ... is the man, the granddaddy, in many ways the Founding Father of the modern tax honesty movement. ... he became the first mass phenomenon of tax honesty with his 1982 book How Anyone Can Stop Paying Income Taxes, originally self-published and later distributed by Simon & Schuster."
Related Topic: Taxation
Irwin Schiff: author, public speaker, presidential hopeful, by Randy Langhenry, Libertarian Party News, Nov 1994
"Approximately 45 million Americans now receive a paycheck each month from the federal government. Forty-two million for Social Security alone. This large voting bloc will be generally interested in protecting their unconstitutional subsidies, rather than honest and responsible government."
Peter Schiff on Irwin Schiff, by Jason Talley, The Motorhome Diaries, 17 Jul 2009
Peter talks about his father and the income tax with the Motorhome Diaries' crew