Washington (Aug. 12, 2004) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a federal district court preliminary injunction barring three promoters of a scheme that claims that paying federal income tax is voluntary, the Justice Department said.

The court affirmed an injunction against Irwin Schiff and two associates, Cynthia Neun and Lawrence N. Cohen, that bars the trio from advertising or selling Schiff’s “zero-income tax return” plan; from preparing tax returns for others; and from assisting others to violate the tax law, including by “selling services, books or other materials that provide direction about how to fill out fraudulent or false tax forms,” the DoJ said.

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