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The Best Kept Secret
by Otto Skinner

Revised and Updated Version
The Book That Started It All

The Best Kept Secret, "Taxpayer" v. Nontaxpayer was originally written in 1986 and updated in 1996, with emphasis on the fact that the right to receive earnings or income is a right that cannot be taxed for revenue purposes.

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The Greatest Extortion Racket in the Entire History of the World

The Best Kept Secret disproves many of the popular misconceptions about the so-called "income" tax and the so-called "social security" tax which have been perpetrated on the American people. Utilizing sections from the Internal Revenue Code and the Code of Federal Regulations, The Best Kept Secret provides the clearest and best explainations of the so-called "income" tax and the 16th Amendment available to America today.

This book provides quotations from United State Supreme Court decisions which clearly state that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution (the "income" tax amendment) conferred no new power of taxation on Congress and did not extend the taxing power to new or excepted subjects.

Before you decide to voluntarily assess yourself by filing tax forms, read this book and then determine whether or not you are even subject to or liable for this thing called "income" tax.

The income tax is, therefore, not a tax on income as such. It is an excise tax with respect to certain activities and privileges whis is measured by reference to the income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax: it is the basis for determining the amount of tax.
House Congressional Record, 3-27-43, page 2580

Our system of taxation is based on voluntary assessment and payment, not upon distraint.
Flora v. U.S., 362 U.S. 145, 176 (1960)

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Revision Notes - page viii

Introduction - page ix

Chapter 1 THE BEST KEPT SECRET - page 1
Unlimited non-taxable income may be derived from non-taxable activities.
Chapter 2 TAXPAYER v. NONTAXPAYER - page 11
Nontaxpayers have no tax liability and cannot be legally prosecuted under the internal revenue laws because they are nontaxpayers.
Chapter 3 DIRECT v. INDIRECT TAXES - page 39
& the 16th Amendment This is the clearest and best explanation of the so-called income tax and the 16th Amendment available to the hard-working Americans today.
Chapter 4 THE W-4 Form - page 93
The employer cannot legally withhold a tax if the job does not involve a revenue taxable activity that has been taxed.
Chapter 5 SOCIAL SECURITY - page 111
(Just more indirect taxes) Social Security taxes apply only to those who are involved in revenue taxable activities that have been taxed.
Chapter 6 THE PUBLIC SALARY TAX ACT - page 139
This act of Congress did not impose a tax on anyone or anything.
Chapter 7 THE VICTORY TAX OF 1942 - page 145
This act of Congress did not impose a direct tax on wages.
Chapter 8 LETTER TO THE EMPLOYER - page 151
Demand for full payment of contracted earnings. Provides proof that there is no law requiring Form W-4 or Social Security numbers in order to obtain a job.
Chapter 9 LETTER OF REVOCATION - page 173
Revoke and rescind your signature from previously signed taxpayer forms.
Chapter 10 THE SANOCKI CASE - page 181
Criminal charges for Willful Attempt To Evade Income Taxes, and for Willful Failure To File Income Tax Returns were dismissed in this case when the defendant submitted a motion addressing the correct principles of constitutional taxation.
Exhibit A - U.S. Supreme Court s Opinion
(Official Report)
Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.,
240 U.S. 1 (1916)
Exhibit B - U.S. Supreme Court s Opinion
(Official Report)
Stanton v. Baltic Mining Co.,
240 U.S. 103 (1916)
Exhibit C - Public Salary Tax Act of 1939

Exhibit D - Revenue Act of 1942 (Victory Tax)

Exhibit E - Sanocki Case
Motion and Dismissal
Index - page 257
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