He fought the tax law and the law won

This guy just decided to make up his own tax rules. The IRS caught up with him. Eventually.

Portland jury finds man guilty in bizarre tax fraud known as ‘the process’ | OregonLive.com.

A Portland jury on Friday found Miles J. Julison guilty of making off with more than $400,000 in a bizarre tax-fraud scheme, and a federal judge, clearly perturbed by Julison’s defiance, ordered him to await sentencing in jail.

Julison, who calls himself “a bond servant of Jesus Christ,” said he did not recognize the jurisdiction of Simon’s court.

“Every number on (Julison’s) return is completely made up,” prosecutor Seth D. Uram told the jury during opening statements on Monday. “Unfortunately, the IRS paid him first, asked questions later.”

Julison subscribes to a theory called “the process” which is the strange belief that the U.S. government is not a country but a corporation, and that an account for $1 million is set aside for each person. (That makes no sense, but don’t bother trying to explain it to me.) It’s a popular ploy among tax resisters but it’s untrue and illegal.

Take a look at the story to see how he behaved, with disregard for rules of law. What makes him special? Why does he not have to pay taxes like the rest of us? Well, now he doesn’t. He’s stuck in jail. Fair exchange? Sentencing will be November 20. Until then, he is a risk for flight and must stay in jail.

Tax protesters use a number of facetious arguments to avoid paying taxes. None of them fly.

  5 comments for “He fought the tax law and the law won

  1. Marty
    August 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    This sounds like that “sovereign citizen” garbage we have in Australia.

  2. Chris Howard
    August 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    We have sovereigns here in US, as well.

  3. drwfishesman
    August 12, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I’ve heard this movement called “Social Banditry”. I love that term.

  4. eddi
    August 13, 2013 at 4:16 AM

    @Marty.
    Mr. Julison is pure quill sovereign citizen material. Spell his name “wrong” by his definition and he gets to walk away. His ability to deny reality is mind-boggling. I never heard of the million dollar baby thing before but it’s about par for the course.

  5. August 13, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Having some bad flashbacks here. My father was and probably still is into this sovereign citizenship thing. He has sent me tons of information on it over the years. I’ve never heard of that million dollar baby thing. Some of the legal aspects of their theories are somewhat interesting but only a very small portion. Things quickly spiral into conspiracies or just flat out absurd legal assumptions that have zero basis in reality. Then you add insane religious zealotry and the massive ‘chip on the shoulder’ arrogance of their behavior and you have some very irrational people on your hands. I saw this vid posted on Reddit a few months back is a good example of the arrogance I saw with these people. http://youtu.be/Ldcx_vswa4o

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