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How to Avoid Paying Taxes

The impending tax increases of the current administration will hit the already burdened Filipinos wallets.  This criminal enterprise called the Philippine government will go to great lengths to sustain the lavish lifestyle of its tyrant and his minions. In order to mitigate the impact of the tax increases, freethinking Filipinos can reduce their spending so that the opportunity to tax them will be eliminated.

Here are some ideas on how you can regain control of your finances instead of giving the state a blank check to plunder your hard earned income:

Reduce eating out. Stop eating in the malls and restaurant chains which are owned by cronies. Cook your own food instead. In doing so, you don’t have to pay taxes for the meals you bought.

Grow your own food. If you have space to raise vegetables, do so.  You can raise vegetables in flower pots. Instead of growing grass, plant vegetables and herbs. This will reduce your need to go to the market and pay taxes on the food you bought.

Generate your own electricity. Find alternative ways to generate your own electricity so you don’t have to pay utility taxes to the crony owned firms. Use natural lighting to reduce the need for electric lamps. Invest in solar powered appliance in order to reduce the need to use the electricity provided by the electric companies.

Collect rainwater. Dig your own wells. This will reduce  if not eliminate the need to pay the water companies – and the taxes that come with it.

Adopt homeschooling and un-schooling. This can reduce/eliminate the taxes you pay on tuition and school supplies. And this will also eliminate your transportation costs – and the taxes that come with it.

Turn your TV and radio off. Relearn the art of conversation. Mass media are drivers of spending as advertising tends to push emotional triggers that trick you into buying stuff you don’t need – and the taxes that come with it. Relearn the art of conversation and be entertained with the different experiences of your family and friends.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Choose healthy food so you prevent illnesses that have you buying expensive medicine and the taxes that come with it.

Appreciate nature. Enjoy the natural scenery instead of going to theaters, paying for tickets and snacks – and the taxes that come with it.

Learn to barter. Learn to exchange goods and services instead of paying for it with money – and the taxes that come along with using the currency issued by the state. In other words, eliminate the need to use money in order to avail of goods and services.

We don’t have to go out to to the streets and seek permission from an external authority when WE, THE PEOPLE are the source of authority and legitimacy of the state.

In pursuing a tax avoidance strategy, we regain control of our finances, our property, and our lives without having to vote in a rigged system that perpetuates tax slavery.

As conscious creators of wealth, let us choose the higher path of freedom and personal responsibility for our lives.

If you have other tips, please share it so we can all benefit together and raise our consciousness to higher levels.

6 Comments

  • 88Hyden009Toro9898.99 says:

    Eat only once or twice a day. Live in the mountains and hunt for your food ! You will have no address, and the BIR cannot trace , where you live …

  • Lupisak says:

    Amazing as it may sound, bartering is also taxable. The fact that it;s sometimes difficult to discover the transaction, or decide a value for each of the bartered goods or services, does not mean that the state cannot demand that you pay tax for it.
    Sounds amazing, but even if you and your trade partner have no money, and they give you 10 chicken for a sack of rice that you produced, the law actually demands that you list the market value for 10 chicken as income and your trading partner lists a sack of rice – and that you pay tax for that income – even if both of you have no money, and never held a peso in your hands!
    The questions is – SHOULD it be taxable?
    Then again, payment with money can also be considered barter – I pay to X pesos for your pork liver, you give the X pesos to a rice farmer for some rice. Just because the pesos seems to be a valueless piece of paper, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have (at least temporary) value. Money is merely a convenient vehicle for barter, which eliminated the need for “double coincidence of wants” – you may not need may rice at exactly the same time as I need your chicken.
    Looking at it this way, it seems that bartering and payment with money is essentially the same, which can explain the government’s taxation of barter.
    So the real question is, should transactions where the government is not a part be taxable?
    Which in the end leads to the inevitable question, do we even need a government?
    Difficult questions, but regarding the rest of your post, reducing your “money footprint” (or stopping the waste of money that ordinary consumers don’t even give a second thought) is good for you regardless of the reasoning behind it.

  • juantamad says:

    Excellent article BongV. It’s a pity the average Filipino – who has all the resources to do as you suggest – doesn’t understand how much power over his own life he actually has. Because Filipinos are obsessed with owning the government’s fiat currency, they’re blind to all the solutions that might make their lives easier.

    By avoiding tax, citizens could actually make the country better. Tax revenue doesn’t just get stolen, it gets used to create oppressive legal structures that keep the country in the dark ages. Refusing to use the government’s dirty money is the best way of laying siege to the oligarchy.

    • BongV says:

      Thanks Juan, for your kind comment. Filipinos have much to learn on taxation issues – which boils down to the principle that … taxation is theft.
      The current level of consciousness of Filipinos need to be raised as they are behaving like victims of Stockholm Syndrome – they think that it is okay for the robbers to take their moeny because the robbers give them crumbs.

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