Some people in America pay no income taxes. These contain both people of tremendous wealth and ordinary people. People of tremendous wealth can circumvent taxes by using lawyers, accountants to take advantage of the tax laws. Money is moved off shore and into tax shelters to facilitate this.
There is a group of people called the Tax Honesty movement who believe that income tax in the U.S.A. is an illegal tax. Their position is that the constitution prohibits an apportioned tax on labor and that the supreme Court has defined the 16th amendment in such a way that income does not mean a tax on labor, but a tax on corporate profits. They believe that there is no law which requires Americans to submit a 1040 and that the IRS is acting in an illegal manner enforcing its own code in violation of the constitution. Several people have got off because the government cannot show any law that requires they submit a 1040.
Aaron Russo who made the movie, Trading Places, died of cancer in August, but not before completing a movie called, America: Freedom to Fascism. It has many political and religious ramifications, especially with regard to Revelations and the idea of a national identity card and not being able to buy or sell without one. The video is available for viewing at: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15399.htm
. Even if you disagree with it, it has lots of food for thought.