Rather than pay my taxes, I've been thinking of enrolling in an online course that will help me prove that the U.S. income tax is unconstitutional. What do you think?

Good luck with that! Let's examine this situation logically. If a person really did discover an airtight constitutional argument against paying his taxes—say, by proving without a shadow of a doubt that the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was never properly ratified—do you think he would call attention to himself by selling his secret to thousands of other taxpayers? More to the point, if this individual has hit upon a legal way not to pay his taxes, shouldn't he be well-off enough that he wouldn't need to sell his online course for $599 per enrollee?

The fact is that books, DVDs, and online courses which purport to teach you constitutional arguments against paying your taxes benefit only one party: the person selling them. The U.S. government has never entertained any serious legal argument about the constitutionality of the income tax, and the odds of its doing so anytime in the future are exactly zero.

Without the income tax, the government would collapse, as would pretty much all social services—including Medicare. Even if a loophole in the Constitution were somehow identified, you can bet your life savings that Congress would spring into action and plug the gap without missing a beat—and they would make any new law retroactive, to discourage tax evaders.

Rather than buying one of these dubious products, you'd be better off spending your money to hire an experienced Oklahoma tax lawyer, who can negotiate with the IRS and produce the best possible outcome to your tax pickle. Questions? Call the Oklahoma tax experts at Travis W. Watkins, PC (800-721-7054) for a free consultation today!