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The US Tax Code and the Code of Federal Regulations show that income for most Americans is "excluded, or eliminated for federal income tax purposes." You can easily see this with a computer because the Income Tax has been codified.

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"The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax."

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Diagram of U.S. Income Tax Code

Diagram of U.S. Income Tax

According to the "code", only "Foreign earned income" is taxable income.


According to the code, section 861 is the law.
In order to confirm Section 861 does apply to every "citizen" of the "United States", simply search statutes (26 USC) and regulations (26 CFR).


According to the IRS

Search the statutes."Federal tax law begins with the Internal Revenue Code ... (26 U.S.C.).",,id=98137,00.html
Search tax regulations."Federal tax regulations-- pick up where the Internal Revenue Code leaves off",,id=98137,00.html#26cfr


"The Service is bound by the regulations" - Internal Revenue Manual,
So, according to the IRS, the USC + CFR = Income tax law.

And, notice ...

"The Service is bound by the regulations." - Internal Revenue Manual



Searching the 'Code'
Easy as 1, 2, 3

United States Code
Search the statutes.
Code of Federal Regulations
Search tax regulations.
  1. Search the law using the government's own search engine.Use the Government Printing Office search tool to find a specific statute.


  2. Compose a tax question.

    Ask any tax question Example:
    Which section(s) in the USC prescribes the law for the "taxable income" of a "citizen" of the "United States"?


  3. Ask the code expert.Ask the GPO's computer
    (Data mine the code)

    How? In order to see what is codified, just use the GPO's computer search engine to find every section having the required "code-words". Then search every result to find your answer. For this question, type in search box:

    26USC* AND "taxable income" AND "citizen" AND "united states"

    Notice asterisk *. Click Submit

Find the “taxable income” for a “citizen” of the “United States”. The search string will 'tell' GPO's computer to search through all of Title 26 USC and return only the sections with all "code-words" in question.


Most are blind and will never see. Result:

Is that section 861?


See it with your own eyes.The blind can see it.

*Note: Sec. 861 was the first result prior to 2007.

Search tax law For more USC results, see Who is Taxed.


Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  1. Search the regulations using the government's own search engine.Use the Government Printing Office search tool to find a specific regulation.


  2. Compose your question.

    Exempt income defined, and Taxable income listed.Example:
    If income is either taxable or excluded, where does tax law prescribe the difference between taxable income and excluded income? (i.e. Where is "excluded income" separated from "taxable income"?)


  3. Ask the GPO's computer
    (Data mine the code)

    Find every section with the required "code-words":
    1. Click Boolean on ecfr's left menu.
    2. Enter 26 for Title number.
    3. Retrieve:
      taxable income [and] excluded income
      (without quotes)
    4. Click Submit search


Section 861? Again?

Eyeball on the truth. Eye on the truth

Taxable income and excluded income share a border, like a border where two countries meet & separate. The location of the border is specific and is not difficult to find (hence "specific sources").

All income is Exempt, except Taxable income.For "incomes", the border, or difference, between taxable and excluded is prescribed specifically at sections 861-8T(d)(2)(ii) and 861-8T(d)(2)(iii).

The line is drawn in Sec. 861-8T

Specifically, excluded income is prescribed in section 861-8T(d)(2)(ii) ... & immediately followed by the list of taxable income [income not exempt], in (d)(2)(iii).

Notice, Section 861 can never be frivolous, because "exempt income" is "defined" in Sec. 861-8T(d)(2)(ii).

The Government Printing Office search engine will confirm Sec. 861 if you locate a few required legal definitions.

The code is precise, Only “foreign earned income” is taxable income. For more CFR results, look here.


'Code' does not lie.

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The intended purpose of this website,, is to data mine with a computer the Internal Revenue Code, and the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 26, for the "codes" (e.g. taxable income, gross income, excluded income, eliminated income, exempt income, deductions, allocation, apportionment, etc), for rules, and instructions, for determining income tax. The results have been published throughout this website. It should be evident these search methods may be applied to any Title of Law, or large volume of text, and in any country that has codified laws and rules. See How to Search.

Nothing is for sale at Information posted at should not be considered legal advice and is solely for educational purposes. The reader should not rely on information provided herein to determine tax.

Do not accept this website as tax advice.
is only tax research from data mining tax law.

To contribute - See How to Search, and Contact Us.

We do not sell, promote, or advise anything, but data-mining, searching, and reading tax code with the only appropriate code tool ... your computer.

We do find every occurrence of a particular code-term to establish precisely what is written, and what is not written in tax law. When we say, no other rule or statute exists - for example, regarding excluded income, we show you how many files contain this important code term, and how we searched for it with a computer. You can easily verify any of the laws, rules, or code-terms in question, and you should verify every result because it is your duty to know and follow the law. Ignorance is no excuse.

You are responsible for doing your taxes.

Questions: If you have questions, try asking your Congressperson or Senator.

Question Ask your lawmaker to explain these Sec. 861 search results ...

  1. "eliminated income" - Sec. 1.861-8(d), 1.861-8(d)(2), 1.861-8T(d)(2)
  2. "excluded and eliminated items of income" - Sec. 1.861-8T(d)
  3. "eliminated items" - Sec. 1.861-8T(d)
  4. "excluded income" - Sec. 1.861-8 and 1.861-8T
  5. "income that is exempt or excluded" - Sec. 1.861-8T(d)(2)
  6. "specific sources" - Sec. 1.861-8(a)(1)
  7. "specific guidance" - Sec. 1.861-8(a)(1)
  8. "how to determine taxable income" - Sec. 1.861-8(a)(1)
  9. "the rules [of Sec. 1.861-8 ...] for determining taxable income" - Sec. 1.863-1(c)
  10. "Exempt income ... defined" - Sec. 1.861-8T(d)(2)(ii)
  11. "income that is not considered tax exempt" [i.e. taxable income] - Sec. 1.861-8T(d)(2)(iii)


Ask your Congressman and Senator ...

Question If "Exempt income" is "defined" in Sec. 861, why is Sec. 861 frivolous?

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Answers: If you want answers, you can try asking the press - the American media and foreign media.


The Code of Federal Regulations

When searching tax law, we pay close attention to 26 CFR...

"the Official Interpretation"

"Federal Income Tax Regulations (Regs) are the official Treasury Department interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code"
- Internal Revenue Manual,
"Federal Tax Regulations pick up where the Internal Revunue Code (IRC) leaves off by providing the official interpretation of the IRC"

The Code of Federal Regulations are the rules, written in plain English, which both the public and the IRS must follow:

"The Service is bound by the regulations."
- Internal Revenue Manual,

Since "the Service is bound," we can be sure that we are playing by the same rules. It does not require a law degree to understand them. See How to Search and Search Examples.



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