Taxes provide revenue for federal, state
and local governments to fund essential
services for us. Roads, fire departments,
police departments, education, welfare
and other services are funded by our
Article 1 of the United States Constitution
grants the US government the power to establish and collect
taxes from its citizens. Congress delegated to the IRS the
responsibility of administering and enforcing the Internal
Revenue Code.
Under the law you are required to
1. File a return. If a husband and wife are
filing jointly EACH ONE IS RESPONSIBLE to
see that the form is filed.
2. Provide complete and truthful
information. Do not try to cheat the IRS!
3. File on time
The US Constitution has a formal tax
legislation process. A proposed tax law
or bill begins in the Ways and Means
Committee of the House of
Representatives. It is here you, as a
citizen, can contact your representative
by phone, email or attending town
meetings to express your opinion.
Your information on the tax form is
private. The IRS will not give out your
information to others.
 The IRS can audit your return. You have
the right to appeal an IRS decision about
your tax liability.