Thursday, August 30, 2007

Website shut down for selling instructions on how to stop paying taxes

A website that sells materials stating that individuals can legally stop paying taxes has been shut on the order of a federal judge.

“The First Amendment does not protect speech that incites imminent lawless action,” Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, a senior judge in the Northern District of New York, said in his Aug. 9 order.

The New York Times reported that McAvoy also ordered that the names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and Social Security numbers of every person who received materials on how to stop paying taxes be turned over to the government.