What does the U.S. Constitution say about federal jurisdiction and how does this affect who is subject to federal income tax?

Two clauses in the Constitution define federal jurisdiction:

(a) Article I, Section 8, Clause 17: “The Congress shall have the power to exercise
exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles
square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become
the seat of the Government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all
places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be,
for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, and other needful buildings…”

b) Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2: “The Congress shall have the power to dispose of
and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States…”

The territorial and legislative jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress extends to the ten square miles of Washington DC, military installations where States have explicitly ceded authority to the federal government, and U.S.

Territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. In accordance, IRS income taxes apply (if they apply at all) to people who live and/or work in these areas, or who work for the federal government.

About David Robinson

REVISED: David Robinson is an Author and Journalist living in the mid-coast area of Maine. He is a Graduate and Alumni of the Brunswick Police Academy. He served as a JUROR seated on the Cumberland County, Maine, Grand Jury for the first four-month session of 2014. Publisher Robinson served 3 months of a 4-month sentence for Conspiracy to defraud the United States, at the FCI Berlin minimum security Satellite Camp in Berlin New Hampshire, as retaliation after he and a friend sued the IRS, unsuccessfully, for Unfair Trade Practices, under Title 15 of the US Code. +++ Maine Lawsuit Against The IRS: For Unfair Trade Practices (http://tinyurl.com/hm8gdls) +++ Failure to File & Conspiracy: United States vs. Messier & Robinson - No. 2:14-cr-00083-DBH (http://tinyurl.com/gwdyaps) +++ On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District Court of Maine / REPLY BRIEF OF ROBINSON (http://tinyurl.com/zyp9f3x) +++ Books by David E. Robinson (http://tinyurl.com/zrr9bxb)
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