National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee

How to Refuse to Pay for War

If you understand your motivations for war tax resistance, it can help you to get started. Read about types of war tax resistance or watch our 30-minute introductory film Death and Taxes.

Other factors will influence your method of resistance also: whether you are salaried, self-employed, off-the-grid, below taxable income, etc.

Don’t let yourself get bogged down by too much thinking either. You can always adjust your method as your resistance develops.

Methods of Resistance

Summarized below are a few war tax resistance methods. Some are more convenient or more available to some people than to others. And some methods are better than others at meeting particular goals. Each method also has a different set of risks associated with it.

Legal Protest:

If you are angry about endless war and military spending but are not ready to resist, don't be silent. Here are some other options:

For more information see the book War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military, or contact a war tax resistance counselor.

Risks and Consequences of each method

Redirection — the bonus of resistance

Frequently Asked Questions