While filing your tax return this year, think about giving up your Fifth Amendment rights. If this disturbs you at all, like it does me, then send a letter to your representative that looks something like this:
I have three questions:
1. Do I waive my fifth Amendment protected rights when I file a 1040 tax return?
2. If I do waive my fifth Amendment protected rights, when I file a 1040 tax return, what statute requires me to waive them?
3. If I do not waive my protected fifth amendment rights, when I file a 1040 return, then why does the IRS have a Miranda warning in the privacy act notice of a 1040 instruction book? The IRS states that it may give information on my return to the department of justice for use in criminal cases.
This is not an income tax protest letter, I am not asking if the 16th amendment was properly ratified or the legality of the income tax.
I believe in paying my taxes, but I wish to not give up my fifth amendment right not to be a witness against myself whether the information is incriminating or not.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.