Now before you get too excited, if you’re American and you decide you’re a sovereign citizen (whatever that means), opting out of paying federal income tax will get you precisely as far as it did Wesley Snipes. Be that as it may, sovereign citizen logic can be quite amusing, as recounted by Brea Tremblay at Daily Beast:
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At this very moment, people across America are doing their taxes and discovering they owe more money than they have. And the majority of those people are reacting to the news in a normal fashion, which is to say, they’re setting up a payment plan, begging a relative or ordering a beer they can’t afford and putting the bill off until next year.
But a small portion are discovering an ideology that claims their tax bill is entirely invalid because IRS correspondence is written in all capital letters, which means it’s addressed to a legal entity which shares your name but is not you, and in fact, the government owes you money—at least $630,000.