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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in IRS denial?

IRS denial is a belief that the national income tax in the United States is illegal and/or compliance with it is not mandatory.  Read more about IRS denial

Here are 7 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

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Edward & Elaine Brown

Age: 65 & 67
Plainfield, New Hampshire

Arrested after police standoff
October 4, 2007

The Browns believe there is a conspiracy to deprive Americans of their life and liberty. They stockpiled supplies at their house and stopped paying taxes. Needless to say, the authorities take a dim view of this. Read more & more

Kent Hovind

Age: 53
Pensacola, Florida

10 years in prison, $600,000 restitution
January 19, 2007

A noted proponent of Creationism, he also believes many conspiracy theories about the U.S. government. As a result he avoided paying taxes on his considerable income for years. He is now serving 10 years in federal prison. Read more

John J. & Carol A. Rizzo

Age: 53 & 59
Scottsdale, Arizona

43 months prison / 24 months prison
December 5, 2005

He appeared at tax protestor seminars wearing judges robes, advising people on ways to avoid paying taxes. The IRS prosecuted he and his wife for 14 counts of tax evasion. They were convicted, sent to prison, and forbidden from giving tax advice. Read more & more

Wesley Snipes (actor)

Age: 45
Ocala, Florida

Federal indictment on $12 Million fraud
October 17, 2006

Mr. Snipes made the mistake of hiring a tax advisor who is a "tax protestor", and believing what that person told him. He was eventually sentenced to three years in prison. Read more

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T. Milton Street

Age: 68
Moorestown, Pennsylvania

Convicted of tax evasion
February 22, 2008

He was indicted on charges of tax evasion, and used the standard "tax protestor" arguments that the federal income tax is illegal. He was convicted of three counts and faces a prison term. Read more & more

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