by Anna von Reitz
Lest We Forget — and Continue Paying
Here is a link to a wonderful summation of the history of the infamous Victory Tax — passed as a wartime measure to “allow” Americans to donate (voluntarily) a portion of their earnings equal to the Federal Income Tax being paid by federal employees to help the war effort.
The problem is that the war ended in 1945 and the rats just kept on collecting and extorting and enforcing.
I recently revealed the exact location of the Presidential Declaration ending the Second World War at the beginning of Title 50.
Here now is the Title and Verse of where, when, by whom — and how deceptively and purposefully the “Victory Tax” was instituted and carried on for the last 75 years causing untold harm, loss of assets, suffering, and fear for innocent Americans who stepped forward to help these monsters.
From Walter’s Web World at digital.net/~kenaston.
Brief Explanation of the Victory Tax
See also: Victory Tax brochure, scans provided by Phyllis Merryman Cloyd
Prior to World War II, no one outside the government paid income tax; the people were and understood themselves to be immune from that tax. During WWII, Congress passed the Victory Tax (56 Stat. 884) to impose an income tax on every individual in The United States of America, something which had not been done by any previous income tax act. Excepted from that tax were those already paying income taxes per I.R.C. 211(a) – nonresident alien individuals with no United States business or office but living in a “contiguous country” and having income from United States sources.
Because the Victory Tax, a wartime measure, was imposed on individuals in the states of the union (and not countries such as Canada or Mexico), those already taxed by section 211(a) had to be excepted from the Victory Tax or they would be taxed twice. This suggests that the nonresident alien individuals living in “contiguous countries” were, in fact, living in states such as Virginia and Maryland – being outside the United States (District of Columbia).
The Victory Tax was repealed by section 6 of Income Tax Act of 1944, which, in amending the I.R.C. includes the states of the union in the terms “certain foreign countries” (section 6 (b)(3)) and “foreign countries and possessions of the United States” (section 6 (b)(4)). This restored the scope of income taxation to what it had been prior to the Victory Tax, as not including individuals in the states of the union.
The states of the union are then seen to be included in the terms “contiguous countries”, “certain foreign countries” and “foreign countries and possessions of the United States”. This shows that every state of the union is foreign to the United States. Those taxed under I.R.C. 211(a) must then be those living in a state of the union and working for the government or one of its agencies – drawing income from “sources within the United States”.
But because Congress failed to make it generally known that the Victory Tax was no longer in effect, people did not know to discontinue the withholding begun for the Victory Tax. One was then considered as being a volunteer in paying income tax.
The scope of the I.R.C. never targeted all individuals in the union. Only for a brief period, and under war powers, were all individuals made subject to taxation of income. The repeal of the Victory Tax means the scope of what is taxed was restored to its original intent, and individuals in the states of the union do not have to pay taxes on their incomes. And as the Victory Tax was the only act to have levied any such tax, the scope of taxation has never again expanded to include the whole of The United States of America.