Tax Day

NWTRCC promotes tax day actions every year, collecting a list of actions around the U.S. and sending out a press release widely in early April (and for July in 2020) and posting reports on our website and on our Facebook page. Look under our Media link above for “articles” and “podcasts” for recent news items.

Tax Day is July 15, 2020

Post this picture online for Tax Day

Or take a picture of yourself with a sign! Photo by Ed Hedemann.

Post Your Action: Use the form below, or email the details, or send in this form (PDF), and we’ll announce actions, workshops, film showings, etc.,  between now and tax day on our website and in a national press release.

Need ideas for planning an action? Action ideas

Pondering war tax resistance? Quick Steps for Tax Day 2020

Once again NWTRCC encouraged Collective Redirection to Black, Brown, and Indigenous Resistance as part of our ongoing Divest from War, Invest in People campaign. This effort supports organizers who are directly targeted by state-sponsored violence and are fighting for liberation in our communities. It challenges us to actively build stronger and more connected movements to take on militarism, racism, and occupation in all its

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the IRS to extend its deadline for the filing and payment of federal income taxes to July 15. It has been a tradition in previous years to list Tax Day actions. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused a bit of chaos for local groups trying to organize local tax day events.

Assuming that folks will not be able to go out in groups to flyer on tax day, we are asking folks to take a picture of themselves with their Tax Day signs and to post these images on social media on April 15 and July 15. When posting a picture or graphic, please let folks know they can find out more info about WTR at and also write in, “#NoTaxes4War #NWTRCC.” Writing these “hashtags” with your message will mean that anyone can find your post on Facebook or Twitter by searching “#NoTaxes4War” or “#NWTRCC.”

Over $1.5 trillion in military-related spending is slated for fiscal year 2020, and the drums of war are beating loudly across the world. Whether your local group is able to organize an July 15 Tax Day event on the streets or not, NWTRCC is asking war tax resisters to make their presence felt online.

Report from 15 April 2020 Tax Actions


Previous Years:

Penny Poll - Colorado Springs

Penny Poll in Colorado Springs. Photo by Donna Johnson.

2019 Tax Day Reports and Photos

Tax Day Press Release – “Tax Day Protests Demand End to War and Military Spending – War Tax Resisters Redirect Tax Dollars from the Pentagon to People”






Tax Day 2018 – Penny Poll in Eugene, Oregon

2018 Tax Day Reports and Photos

2018 Tax Day Press Release





Tax Day 2017, Asheville, NC

2017 Tax Day Reports and Photos
Read the report of the 2017 Collective Redirection to Black, Brown, and Indigenous Resistance
Tax Day Press Release – “Tax Day Protests Highlight Refusal to Pay for War


Days of War Tax Action 2016

drawing of melting snowman wearing a black hat that says "Melty" and a blue scarf with "Border Free" printed on it. Text: DIVE$T from the PENTAGON over a simple yellow sun.Click on “Melty” for reports and photos from actions around the country around tax day: Invest in People, Divest from the Pentagon! Also, see the Global Days of Action on Military Spending – NWTRCC is a partner with this worldwide effort

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Let us know what you are doing — any time of year — and we’ll post your war tax resistance actions and events on our website.