The IRS & Taxes

Letters of Revocation of Election to Pay Taxes

Many newly status corrected State Nationals use these notices to revoke their voluntary election to pay taxes. One is addressed to the Internal Revenue Office of the Commissioner in Washington, DC; and the other is addressed to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in New York.

Here are three essential articles by Anna Von Reitz, taken from the “Chart Your Course” page, about why most Americans, operating in their private unincorporated capacity on the Land jurisdiction, have not received an “income”, and do not owe an “income tax”.

The Truth About the IRS

Next Steps After Sending Your Revocation Letters

Revocation of Election to Pay Taxes

Here is a search of Anna’s articles for articles containing the words to “Revocation of Election“.

Education is Everything

For many people, the information in the above articles provides enough confidence to begin the journey of saying goodbye to the income tax forever. However, for the skeptics among us, a bit more reading from a second opinion, or a deeper investigation into the system as a whole is needed before jumping in with both feet. For those individuals, here are two thoroughly researched resources for broadening your knowledge.

Cracking the Code, by Peter Hendrickson

This book is an exhaustive analysis of Internal Revenue Code and why so many Americans incorrectly arrive at the conclusion that they owe an income tax. The book is not the quickest read, as it is packed with all of the nuts and bolts details that the student of the IRC would want to know. With his own technical and humorous wit, Peter covers topics like the Classification Act of 1923, and the meaning of the 16th Amendment, and why the income tax is an “excise tax”, why it is perfectly legal, and why it is only levied on “taxable” and “privileged” activities with a direct nexus to the federal government. Most fundamentally, he discusses how the code is written in such a way that it is easy for people to incorrectly (but understandably) presume that they owe an income tax, when in fact they do not.

The caveat: Peter Hendrickson and a few of his methods are not recommended by The American State Assemblies or The Oklahoma Assembly – particularly the knowledge he shares about filing taxes with the federal government and claiming 100% of everything withheld the previous years. That process has proven successful for US Citizens, but it does not apply to the State National who has corrected their status and noticed the IRS with the Revocation of Election to Pay Taxes (top of this page), and who is therefore prohibited by law from ever filing taxes again.

The reason Cracking the Code is mentioned here is for the solid educational value. The historical context and technical knowledge about the Internal Revenue Code is truly rewarding to the student who seeks clear and concise answers to their questions. Peter also has a website as thorough as his book, at

The Federal Zone, by Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell has written an equally valuable book, where the focus is on the relatively larger context of jurisdiction, namely “The Federal Zone”. Mitchell starts off with his own humorous quest into discovering The Federal Zone, and covers topics like the meaning of “domestic” vs. “foreign”, and why there are actually two “United States”. The reader will also learn about the “district United States” which is comprised of the international city-state of Washington D.C. and its territories, possessions, enclaves, and “insular” and “inchoate” states. But the main purpose of the book surrounds federal taxes, and why people who are in The Federal Zone owe an income tax, and why people who are outside of that Federal Zone do not. The book is hosted in digital form on the website, which contains a massive list of reference books, source material, articles and citations.

Voluntary Withholding Agreements

The next step is to work with your employer to stop withholding taxes from your paychecks. Some employers cooperate and are open to learning about what you are doing, and other employers are not cooperative. The best approach is to remember that your employer or your HR staff is coming from the same place as you did; in that they assumed everyone was required to pay taxes. They are people just like you. The more respect and patience you show, and the more open you are to answering questions, the more open they will be to working with you to stop withholding taxes from your paychecks. Some employers may take longer than others before they recognize that you have the right to terminate your agreement with them to withhold taxes.

IRS Code Title 26 Section 31.3402(p)-1 Voluntary withholding agreements.

This code reference covers the withholding agreement with an employer; that it is mutually agreed upon by both the employer and the employee, and gives instruction for how to terminate that agreement.

IRS Form W-4V

Form W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request