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Texas man arrested for paying tax in $1 bills. What ...?
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I owe the IRS $209, kinda feel like doin the same thing lol. Good on ya' dude!
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Why? Did they somehow cheat you out of money that you deserve? If it is a legitimate debt then why would you want to be a jackass over it?
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Why? Did they somehow cheat you out of money that you deserve? If it is a legitimate debt then why would you want to be a jackass over it?


Because there are a lot of people that like the "**** the Government, YEAH!" attitude yet still depend on them for living, and feel aggrieved when they don't get enough handouts.

EDIT: That's not to say our government doesn't have it's fair share of problems. There are a lot of things that need to be fixed. Being a dick doesn't help anything.
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dude, I remember a scene from Batman the animated series, even the Joker didn't want to mess with the IRS. so yeah taxes are a scary thing. he if deliberately folded the bills so they would take time to unfold and count then yeah you can't do that, I think there was another story about a guy paying his taxes in pennies. if it takes more than one person to count up the money and disrupts the place of business then I think the guy paying in the $1 bills in the wrong.
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It's gonna be hard to get out of the resisting arrest charge. However, he should file a lawsuit. The dollar is legal tender for all debts according to federal law. It is a serious crime on Tax Assessor's part to reject them as payment.


The lawyers will avoid him out of fear of being paid in $1 bills.
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A man in Texas has been arrested while trying to pay his tax in $1 bills for “disrupting the operation and efficiency” of the local tax office.

Timothy Norris, 27, was trying to pay his $600 property tax at a tax office in Wichita Falls, Texas, last Wednesday when he was told to leave the office by Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth. Smyth accused Norris of creating a disturbance and disrupting the efficiency of the authority as the latter wanted to pay the whole sum with $1 bills.However, the banknotes were folded very tightly so it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill,” Smyth said, the Times Record News reported.

Unfolding the bills paralyzed work in the office, so Smyth asked Norris to leave. However, the latter refused. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was present as the situation unfolded tried to arrest Norris but he pulled away and the deputy had to use force to detain him.Norris was charged with criminal trespass and additionally charged with resisting arrest. Norris’ bail was announced as standing at $500 for both charges.
Texas you make your country proud with this one. I'm genuinely surprise he did't get shot by the police.Please tell me this is illegal what they did to him. Here the link. http://rt.com/usa/229051-arrest-one-dollar-tax/





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dude, I remember a scene from Batman the animated series, even the Joker didn't want to mess with the IRS. so yeah taxes are a scary thing. he if deliberately folded the bills so they would take time to unfold and count then yeah you can't do that, I think there was another story about a guy paying his taxes in pennies. if it takes more than one person to count up the money and disrupts the place of business then I think the guy paying in the $1 bills in the wrong.


I remember the penny case. They would have been fine with the pennies but the guy dumped out the whole lot and made a mess and caused a scene and that's what prompted the arrest. There are people that will defend their right to be a disruptive jackass to the death and others that will cheer them on the whole way.
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A bit ironic considering all those bills say "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private", and nothing says they have to be efficient, in fact they rarely are #bureaucracy.
Posted 2/4/15
6 minutes? A blowjob on the tax office supervisor per bill? Strange country.
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A jackass is getting called out for being a jackass trying to waste people's time. You're right, only in America. Everywhere else is just full of jackasses.
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The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was present as the situation unfolded tried to arrest Norris but he pulled away and the deputy had to use force to detain him.
Texas you make your country proud with this one. I'm genuinely surprise he did't get shot by the police.Please tell me this is illegal what they did to him. Here the link. http://rt.com/usa/229051-arrest-one-dollar-tax/

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Here more info, was reading when I was on break, my guess he wanted a reciept
from Forbes
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2015/02/03/texas-man-arrested-after-attempt-to-pay-taxes-with-dollar-bills/




A Wichita Falls man made news last week when he was arrested while trying to pay his property taxes.

Only there’s a little bit more to the story than that. The 27-year old Texan, Timothy Andrew Norris, arrived in person at the Wichita County Courthouse to pay his $600 property tax with individual dollar bills – only there was a twist. Or, er, a fold. Norris had allegedly folded each bill so tightly that it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill.”

If you’re doing the math, that means that it would take 3,600 minutes – or 60 hours, longer than a work week – to unfold the bills.

Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth said that the spectacle brought work in the office to a halt so he asked Norris to leave. Norris refused and was eventually arrested and charged with criminal trespass. As you can imagine, Norris was none too happy about being arrested and attempted to break away from the arresting officer, earning him an additional charge of resisting arrest.

Norris might have been agitated because he was cutting it a bit close. According to the “official online window on state government service from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts,” most counties and/or municipalities usually mail their tax bills in October. The final deadline for payment is generally February 1, after which a payment is considered delinquent. Norris arrived at the courthouse before the delinquency date – on January 28 – to pay his taxes which means that he was still on time.


Texas makes it clear that cash is an acceptable form of payment for property taxes. At Section 31.06 of the Texas Code:


A collector shall accept United States currency or a check or money order in payment of taxes and shall accept payment by credit card or electronic funds transfer.

The same is true for the feds. There is no law that says you have to pay your taxes by check, credit card or by using the largest bills possible. By federal law, at Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, you can pay your taxes in coins and currency:

United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues.

You may not want to try this at home. When you pay your taxes in cash, you’ll need proof of payment, which means you need a receipt. If you make it difficult for your payment to be counted, you might not get that receipt. The tax office isn’t staying open extra hours to count your money – nor do they have an obligation to do so. I’m guessing that you could make the argument that the tax office is required to count your cash every day until they have a total (and therefore a receipt) for you. In the case of Mr. Norris, assuming that they put a staffer on unfolding and counting his cash payment every day, it would take over a week to process, likely making Mr. Norris’ tax payment late.

Of course, we weren’t in the tax assessor’s office that day but I’m guessing Norris didn’t offer to come back the next day. Again, we don’t know what happened exactly. We just know it didn’t end well.
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'Murica. We are the land of the lazy.

Oh Texas, you.

At least he didn't pay in coins!
Posted 2/4/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:


A man in Texas has been arrested while trying to pay his tax in $1 bills for “disrupting the operation and efficiency” of the local tax office.

Timothy Norris, 27, was trying to pay his $600 property tax at a tax office in Wichita Falls, Texas, last Wednesday when he was told to leave the office by Tax Assessor Collector Tommy Smyth. Smyth accused Norris of creating a disturbance and disrupting the efficiency of the authority as the latter wanted to pay the whole sum with $1 bills.However, the banknotes were folded very tightly so it “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill,” Smyth said, the Times Record News reported.

Unfolding the bills paralyzed work in the office, so Smyth asked Norris to leave. However, the latter refused. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was present as the situation unfolded tried to arrest Norris but he pulled away and the deputy had to use force to detain him.Norris was charged with criminal trespass and additionally charged with resisting arrest. Norris’ bail was announced as standing at $500 for both charges.
Texas you make your country proud with this one. I'm genuinely surprise he did't get shot by the police.Please tell me this is illegal what they did to him. Here the link. http://rt.com/usa/229051-arrest-one-dollar-tax/





You read RT?



If you mean I believe what they say all the time, then the answer is no. Any thing they say or write I take with grain of salt.
Posted 2/4/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:
The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was present as the situation unfolded tried to arrest Norris but he pulled away and the deputy had to use force to detain him.
Texas you make your country proud with this one. I'm genuinely surprise he did't get shot by the police.Please tell me this is illegal what they did to him. Here the link. http://rt.com/usa/229051-arrest-one-dollar-tax/




I think the arrest part is bit much. I was't there and I generally don't trues what the police say with no evidence.
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