Many people ask me during tax season why there’s this entry or that box on their tax form. My answer? The IRS has more information on every citizen, even drilling down into data history on their family trees, than any other arm of the Federal, State, and Local governments combined.
Why? Because you volunteer the information willingly!
Massive Tax Code
The tax code is estimated at 59,000 pages (forms + instructional booklets + adhoc tables), about 4,000,000 lines, and approximately 350,000,000 characters. Why did this massive bureaucratic enigma code not go away with the passing of the recent Bill into U.S. tax law? Well, let’s see.
Scenario of John and Jane No’Opsec
John and Jane No’Opsec (must be an Irish name with that comma) don’t file paper returns and allow the IRS to record their IP address of their personal computer, along with potentially scraping all their files from their desktop and folder tree by flagging the NSA. In addition, they keep all their previous tax returns right on their desktop, encrypted of course. However, the commercial tax program they purchase every year has hooks right into those files for ease of entry by the NSA.
Never Keep Personal Info on Internet Computer
TIP: Never keep your personal information, especially Social Security number (SSN) and bank accounting information, on an Internet-utilized computer. For OPSEC, you should have a blank image of a PC/MAC to surf the net and another to use in an offline configuration. Then use a thumb drive with minimal files on it to pass back and forth between online computer and offline computer.
Info Gathered From Top of the 1040 Form
Right off the bat on the top of the 1040 form, prior to entering any financial data, the IRS has collected:
- your name,
- whether you served in the Armed forces,
- your state of residence (for full, partial year),
- your DOB and SSN,
- whether someone can claim you as a dependent or you’re deceased,
- your marital status (divorced, widowed, legally separated, domestic partner, et al.),
- whether you are taking full or part-time classes and towards what classification of degree (associates, bachelors, masters, or doctorate),
- did you make money in any other state,
- are your children living with you or with another relative,
- did the relative’s children live with you, and
- yes, your phone number.
Don’t Give IRS Your Phone Number
TIP: Do not ever give the IRS your phone number. They are going to tie an SSN to your cell. The NSA has all the metadata collected (inbound/outbound calls, times of days, durations, phone numbers in your phone tree). Now both the NSA and IRS potentially can work in tandem to allow the NSA to run high speed, highly technical algorithms on you to build data profiles. You can get around this by filing paper tax forms each year. This is the first year I’ve seen where the IRS is now demanding your cell phone. We CPAs knew it was coming, just like the Constitutional Attorneys know the call to register firearms is coming. Do you obey or do you perform civil disobedience. Search your own conscience. But I’m warning you to be careful in giving up your cell phone.
IRS Has Your Dependents’ and Parents’ Personal Data
So now the IRS has all your personal data, including your dependents’ name and their SSN, and also your parents’ dependents from when your parents added your SSN to their tax return for a write off. So big deal that the IRS, with a click of a button, can see everyone in your family tree dating back a hundred years, including all their personal information with data drilldown capabilities into specific and discrete data records right from any agent’s PC? Who cares, right?
The No’Opsec Family Tax Return Scenario Continued
Well let’s continue with the No’Opsec family tax return. In order for it to be complete and them not go to jail, they enter in John’s W2 information, which contains his employer’s address, the location where John sits, his wages, employment status, and EIN number. Even when John worked in China for a brief training class is also recorded to the IRS along with dates of leave and entry.
No’Opsec Family’s Foreign Bank Account
The next question was John having to dispel his control over a foreign bank account. Under the last presidential administration, he and Jane moved money to a Swiss bank account. That account, bank routing number, address, and current amount in the account is willfully forwarded to the IRS for building a profile against John and Jane.
TIP: My fellow OPSEC family on SurvivalBlog, please create an irrevocable trust with no tie to your family name, offshore if possible, to stow your hard earned money. Speak with a trust attorney. There are ways to totally do this without ever tying it to your SSN or your taxes. If you remember OJ Simpson skirted around the Wrongful Death suit by the Goldman family, due to him having millions stashed in a whole life insurance policy. Currently, the IRS doesn’t make it a crime if you don’t reveal your life insurance policies.
No’Opsec Home/Property Information
Next, John, according to U.S. tax law, willfully gives the IRS the No’Opsec family home address, mortgage company, whether they purchased any solar panels that year, and the exact amount of property tax they paid for the year.
No’Opsec Children and Their Information
Then he completes the forms whereby he tells the IRS whether he and Jane adopted a child that year, whether the children are in daycare, and he enters all his children’s SSN, furthering the family tree in the IRS’s data collection algorithms. This is all done willfully without any governmental arm utilizing force or cohesion for information.
TIP: OPSEC family, please pay off your mortgages, then immediately route the home out from under your family name and into your irrevocable trust or another corporation, without a tie back to you or your loved ones’ SSN. When people or the government perform searches in a neighborhood, they will never see your last name but some corporate name, which has no connection to you. X. Liberal’s wife is Chinese, and our Redoubt property is in a Chinese corporation, which has no connection to us. As long as we pay our taxes, they will never do a “drilldown” on our data. Even if they do, as our nosy neighbor did, he came back with “What’s that name on your property with the address in China?” OPSEC, folks! OPSEC!
No’Opsec’s Charitable Donations
Next up, the No’Opsec family lists all their charitable donations for the year. This included their favorite Goodwill store and hebdomadal church service location with addresses.
They willfully enter in all the No’Opsec family automobiles, VINs, and annual repairs, including routine oil and brake changes. They also provide information on the credit institutions that actually own the vehicles.
TIP: Pay your vehicles off and place them into a trust/corporation, which doesn’t connect to your SSN. I say pay off the home/car first, because you will need to have a new mortgage or auto loan based on the corporation name and then you will need to tie it to you with a SSN for a valid warm body credit score. Pay them off first, and then transfer deeds/titles.
No’Opsec’s Education Expenses
Next they put Jane’s PhD program down, including cost of books. They even provided them with her classes taken, university address, and student loan information.
No’Opsec’s Medical Expenses
The No’Opsec family lists out all their medical expenses for the year (HSA, 1099-SA, MSA) and hands that bundle of information to IRS data banks for their queries to go to work. Even information on a rash Jane had, lists out the Perminthene saved through a prescription drug store, including address of pickup and date and time stamp. The IRS knows what days she might have been home itching herself. You get the point. It’s all logged into historical records of their databases!
No’Opsec’s Retirement and Investment
Next under the Retirement and Investment section, John adds his 401K and Jane’s Roth IRA, including account numbers, brokerage firms, and addresses, and the current amount. He tells the IRS about the Microsoft stock he has and what capital gains he needs to pay taxes upon selling those shares. Jane is forthcoming with information of her 401K rollover and what account it came from and where it rolled into.
TIP: You’ve heard the talk, even from politicians, that the government will take your retirement accounts and savings. Now you know that massive storehouse of data the IRS has on you, because you gave it to them willfully.
Jane No’Opsec’s Part-Time Work and Business Write-Offs
Next Jane dispels her substitute-teaching job at the local elementary school and the clothes and supplies she’s writing off in order to work there. This is all information given to hopefully net her a few dollars back in the form of a tax refund. (Ooh! That IRS is so cleaver! Taking our hard earned money and dolling it out to the tune of $trillions to weaponize governing authorities, then giving out a few morsels to us in exchange for our most private and revered information. It’s clever!)
Other Write-Offs of the No’Opsec Family
John illustrates their moving expenses from a previous address, the date and time of their move, and the cost of living for a write off on his taxes.
Since they moved from a bad section of town, the IRS has the date and time stamp of the three burglaries under the Casualties and Thefts worksheets. They even get the police report docket number and court outcomes, if any. There’s even a section for legal and any lawsuits the No’Opsec family is involved in, such as the one Jane had with a neighbor from a dog bite during a pet in violation of the lease law. The IRS wants that information for their governmental data-mining engines to go to work formulating a behind-the-scenes and most classified profile. A profile to be shared with any other government agency and at any time in the future.
Additional Data Provided By No’Opsec Family
Next the IRS asks the No’Opsec family to gladly disseminate into their data coffers any and all taxes required from the previous year. This is in regards to Alternate Minimum Tax—AMT, Business taxes, Underpayment penalties, Nanny and household employee tax (the Nanny’s and Servant’s name, address, SSN, hours worked, schedule, type of work performed), and any outstanding tax revenue not accounted for.
Then John queues up the K-1 form and willfully doles out the exact addresses of his three rental properties, amount of rents charged, renter’s names, the condition of the home with maintenance records, annual taxes, and any liens or penalties from city ordinances or associations. He then writes down the exact airplane hanger where his plane (in his S-corporation name) is parked along with its tail number. He has his logbook of date and time stamps of flights taken and whether he was pilot in command. Then he gives the IRS the exact boat slip at the harbor and the bow number of his fishing boat USS-No’Opsec.
He also dispels his corporate diesel pickup VIN along with any and all maintenance records on it for the year. So far, he’s not stupid enough to disseminate his firearm collection along with serial numbers, but that is coming soon from the IRS or harsh penalties and confiscation of property by law enforcement.
Jane’s Schedule-C Tax Form
Jane completes her Schedule-C tax forms with John as he outlines to the IRS her sewing business from home, the exact office space in his home, the number of square feet of his home, and types of clientele Jane has. Jane also keeps a driving logbook and meal receipt stash in case the IRS calls upon them to see her driving schedule and eating habits.
State Authorities Given Information Too
The No’Opsec family repeats this willful giving of information once again, but this time to the State authorities where they currently reside.
Not Everything on IRS Forms Must Be Revealed
TIP: Not everything on the IRS forms are against the U.S. Tax law for not revealing. Here are some hardened tips. Most likely you are giving this information for a reduction in paying taxes, so if you don’t mind paying a bit extra, then don’t add anything to those forms which are only there as information grabs for their refund scam. This would be such as in charitable contributions, write-offs for your business supplies and home office, your leisure items in your company name, such as plane, boat or truck, medical expenses, et al.
Items on Tax Form That Are A Must
The types of items that are a must, according to U.S. Tax law would be your work history and pay records, your retirement accounts, and offshore bank accounts, et al.
Be sure you become a student of OPSEC, when it comes to the U.S. Tax Code. There are many, and I mean many pieces of information, that are not needed to grace the cells of IRS datamarts with your annual tax filing, but for a minimal tax write off you do it!
I understand! But please understand the power they have over you, when you do willfully and eagerly give this information to a government. One day “they” may use it against you!
SurvivalBlog Writing Contest
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