by Frederick Mann
Some time ago I received the following letter from a
correspondent who should remain anonymous:
To make a long story short, for the past three years, I've been in a battle with
the IRS. I've exclusively used Lynne Meredith's letters from 'How To Cook A Vulture' in my
fight with the IRS. [See Freedom Mall]
It's to the point, where they are no longer paying attention to these letters. They
are about to proceed to levy and seize my property, wages, etc. without any further
Just yesterday, I utilized Federal Express to send the IRS a letter in response to
their most recent inquiry. The deadline to respond is tomorrow.
I've been told the best thing to do to protect my assets is to draw up a pure
trust. Is this true?
Most of all, I desperately need to find a competent freedom attorney in my area. Do
you know anyone in the ... area you can refer me to?
I need to act fast, because as I've said, their next course of action is to levy
and seize my property.
Pleae HELP. I genuinely thank you in advance for your assistance.
Frederick Mann's Response:
It seems to me that you've made at least the following mistakes:
1. You exclusively followed the advice of one book (Lynn
Meredith's 'How to Cook a Vulture'), without checking out the workability of the
2. You failed to sufficiently educate yourself -- see Fiscal Freedom.
3. You failed to organize your affairs so it would be
difficult and impractical for the IRS to seize your property.
4. You probably failed to establish a reliance defence --
see '#TL16G: The Reliance Defense'.
5. I've not seen any of the correspondence between you and
the IRS, but given the above, it's likely that you've made serious mistakes in this
6. In general, you seem to have set yourself up as a
"sitting duck," someone the IRS would just love to make an example of!
Given all the mistakes you've made, your best course of
action is probably to tell the IRS that yow were misled by Lynn Meredith's information and
that you want to settle. Pay them what they claim, or use "Offer in Compromise"
to reduce the amount. See, for example, 'Tax
Lawyer Help - IRS Offer in Compromise - Lien & Levy Removal - Internal Revenue Service
- Audit Collection Problem Assistance'. You could also find someone in your area to
assist you by doing an AltaVista search for +"Offer in Compromise" +"Your
Another option to consider is declaring bankruptcy. Contact
former judge John Rizzo.
You may also want to subscribe to the
FWO list and ask questions there.
Trying to use a pure trust at this stage, would most likely
subject you to a charge of "fraudulent conveyance" and worsen your situation.
See Trust Reports.
Once you've handled the current situation, you can make a
1. Educate yourself;
2. Organize your affairs so your property and earnings become difficult and impractical
for the IRS to compromise;
3. Establish your reliance defense;
4. Exit the "IRS system" if you can lawfully do so.
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