WRONG. This is an old and false argument which the courts have dismissed time and time again.

U.S. taxes are not voluntary. The U.S. tax system is based on the principle of compulsory compliance, meaning that taxpayers are legally obligated to pay their taxes as required by law. The Internal Revenue Code establishes the tax laws and regulations that govern federal taxes.

Citizens and residents are generally required to pay taxes on their worldwide income, subject to certain exemptions, deductions, and credits as provided by the tax laws. Failure to comply with tax obligations can result in penalties, fines, and legal consequences.