The Privacy Act of 1974 and Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 say that when we ask you for information, we must first tell you our legal right to ask for the information, why we are asking for it, and how it will be used. We must also tell you what could happen if we do not receive it and whether your response is voluntary, required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory under the law.
This notice applies to all papers you file with us, including this tax return. It also applies to any questions we need to ask you so we can complete, correct, or process your return; figure your tax; and collect tax, interest, or penalties.
Our legal right to ask for information is Internal Revenue Code sections 6001, 6011, and 6012(a) and their regulations. They say that you must file a return or statement with us for any tax you are liable for. Your response is mandatory under these sections.........
We ask for tax return information to carry out the tax laws of the United States. We need it to figure and collect the right amount of tax............
If you do not file a return , do not provide the information we ask for, or provide fraudulent information, the law says that you may be charged penalties and, in certain cases, you may be subject to criminal prosecution..........
Please keep this notice with your records. It may help you if we ask for other information. If you have questions about the rules for
filing and giving information, please call or visit any Internal Revenue Service office. (emphasis added)
Notice that this says that "YOU MUST FILE A RETURN ... FOR ANY TAX YOU ARE LIABLE FOR".
Does this say that you have to file a return for taxes that you are NOT LIABLE FOR !! (see WHO IS LIABLE and 26 CFR 602.101 - The Form Required)
This also says that their legal right to ask for information is sections 6001, 6011 and 6012. Let's take a close look at what they ACTUALLY say.
Notice that they only tell you part of the truth. They don't tell you that there is a LIMITED amount of information that can be required under any given code section, and that there is a table for you to look-up and check the actual requirements in.
Last Update: 03/02/07
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