Irwin Schiff Famed Tax Protester Dies In Prison

despite what has happened to this man, as well as many others, it is an indisputable fact that the federal income tax is illegal, and yet people pay it anyway.

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According to the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator. Schiff promoted a theory that the federal income tax was very limited in its application and that ordinary Americans are tricked into paying it.

Schiff, 87, had been diagnosed with lung cancer and his son Peter had been seeking a compassionate release. Both Peter Schiff and his brother Andrew believe that their father’s theories are correct but advise people to not follow them.

Irwin Schiff holds a copy of his book, The Federal Mafia: How The Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes, as he leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Friday, April, 11, 2003. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)

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