It is with great sadness and a deep appreciation for the work of Irwin Schiff that I report his passing while in prison.
My condolences to Peter Schiff formerly on facebook as peter.schiff.56 and family on the loss of his father Irwin. He was a true patriot fighting the tax system and federal overreach for many years.
Wikipedia bio of Irwin Schiff: “Irwin Allan Schiff (February 24, 1928 – October 16, 2015) was an American and a prominent figure in the tax protester movement. Schiff was known for writing and promoting literature in which he claimed the United States income tax is applied incorrectly. He lost several civil cases against the federal government and had a record of multiple convictions for various federal tax crimes. Schiff was serving a 13-plus year sentence for tax crimes at the time of his death. The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported that Schiff passed away on October 16, 2015. Schiff was the father of investor and former United States Senate candidate Peter Schiff.”
The website Paynoincometax has a bio on him and some information about his books: “Irwin Schiff is the nation’s leading authority on income tax and how the government illegally collects it. He has written more books on the subject of the income tax than any other American, selling over 500,000 copies. Hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of Americans no longer pay income taxes because of the information contained in his books.
His latest book ‘The Federal Mafia – How it Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes’, exposes every facet of the government’s illegal collection of this tax.
- How you can immediately stop having income taxes taken from your pay;
- How to get back every dime you paid in income taxes this year;
- How to stop IRS agents from seizing your property… a power no IRS agent possesses;
- How to break “offer and compromise” agreements you might have with the IRS, since these agreements were entered into on the basis of fraud and intimidation;”
Irwin Schiff at the Libertarian Presidential Convention 1996. IRS. Show me the law!
“My father, Irwin A. Schiff was born Feb. 23rd 1928, the 8th child and only of son of Jewish immigrants, who had crossed the Atlantic twenty years earlier in search of freedom. As a result of their hope and courage my father was fortunate to have been born into the freest nation in the history of the world. But when he passed away on Oct. 16th, 2105 at the age of 87, a political prisoner of that same nation, legally blind and shackled to a hospital bed in a guarded room in intensive care, the free nation he was born into had itself died years earlier.”