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Practical War Tax Resistance Series
Controlling Federal Tax Withholding Explains the whys, hows, and possible consequences of “W-4 Resistance” if you who have federal income tax withheld from your wages. Read the text Version or download a PDF.
To File Or Not To File An Income Tax Return Explores the philosophical and practical pros and cons about whether or not to file an income tax return. Read the text version or download a PDF.
How To Resist Collection, Or Make the Most Of Collection When It Occurs covers the IRS collection process, how to prepare for the possibility of collection, how to prevent collection, and how to use the opportunity of collection to witness to your convictions. Read the text Version or download a PDF.
Self-Employment — An Effective Path For War Tax Refusal includes information on IRS regulations concerning self-employment and the possible consequences of WTR for self-employed people; also includes information on common occupational areas for the self-employed. Read the text Version or download a PDF.
Low Income/Simple Living As War Tax Resistance The whys and hows of reducing your income in order to keep money away from the military and to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Tips for filers on taking advantage of IRS deductions and credits to lower taxable income. Suggestions, resources, and stories from war tax resisters about living well on low incomes. Read the text Version or download a PDF.
Organizational War Tax Resistance, Employers, Contractors, and Financial Institutions An overview of issues and solutions for individuals and institutions. Read the text Version or download a PDF.
Health Care and Income Security for War Tax Resisters Covering the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and resisters; money issues especially for aging resisters including social security, inheritances, trusts; and stories about living well in later years. Text version or download a PDF.
Relationships and War Tax Resistance Conscientiously opposing war through tax refusal is a stand that takes courage and has risks. Many, if not most, war tax resisters deal with concerns about practicing war tax resistance while married or in a relationship. This Practical is packed with stories and tips to help you manage both. Download a PDF
Books and Booklets
The most comprehensive guide to WTR, including philosophical and political questions, information on the federal budget, the history of WTR, personal WTR stories, methods, consequences, international WTR, WTR organizing, and more. If you already own the book, click here for the update supplement (PDF).
A Project of Strike Debt (PM Press, 2014, 256 pp.)
You can read this book for free at strikedebt.org/drom, but it’s a handy little resource to keep around. The book has a chapter on tax debt, with many references to NWTRCC resources, but it covers dealing with all kinds of financial issues “for the 99%” from understanding credit ratings, to credit card debt, student debt, and on to dealing with debt collectors. There are chapters on government debt, something called “climate debt”, and then, maybe most importantly, strategies for survival and prospects for change.
Edited by David M. Gross (Picket Line Press, 2008, 250 pp.)
By David Hartsough (PM Press, 2014, 272 pp.)
Beginning with a racist’s shaking knife at his own shaking chest during a lunch counter sit-in, Hartsough takes us from the bullies and rocky snowballs of one influential walk home from school in his childhood Iowa … through his decades of energized, sustained, nonviolent direct action on frontlines all around the world, eyes always on the prize, or else searching for it through teargas. David Hartsough is a Quaker and a War Tax Resister who has for decades been redirecting a large portion of his “tax obligations,” believing that if war is abolished, “humanity can not only survive and better address the climate crisis and other dangers, but will be able to create a better life for everyone….” (Read the full review)
By David M. Gross (Picket Line Press, 2014, 350 pp.)
Edited by David Gross (Picket Line Press, 2011, 450 pp.)
The second edition of this book is available from Picket Line Press, but we have one copy left of the less-comprehensive-but-still-substantial collection of writings and essays. These writings collected together highlight the evolution of thought among Quakers about war tax resistance, which is still enlightening to today’s resisters. Among the many writers are William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, and Stephen B. Weeks, along with statements and concerns from a variety of Friends Meetings over the decades.
Edited by David R. Bassett, Steve Ratzlaff, and Tim Godshall (2009)
Writings by Marian from over 20 years’ worth of inspiring and informative newsletter columns for the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund. Book includes several essays by colleagues on the rationale for, history of, and challenges facing the movement for legislation covering conscientious objection to military taxation.
Concise answers to frequently asked questions about WTR. Read or download the PDF.
Henry David Thoreau’s famous 1849 essay about being jailed for refusing to pay a poll tax that supported slavery and the Mexican-American War. From the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Essay Series.
Nice collection of short pieces — stories, poems, letters. Includes Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Juanita Nelson’s classic essay “A Matter of Freedom.” From the A.J. Muste Memorial Institute Essay Series.
NWTRCC Brochure • 1–25 free for distribution
Describes the history, structure, and services provided by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, which was founded in 1982 as a clearinghouse of information about war tax resistance. The brochure text is also on About Us on this website.
An introductory pamphlet on the motivations of resisters, as well as methods and the consequences of refusing to pay taxes for war, which include letters from the IRS, salary & bank account levies but rarely anything else. Free download as a PDF.
Explains history of telephone war tax resistance with details on how and why we resist and redirect this federal tax. This is also available for free download as a PDF.
Looks at war tax resistance as a Christian witness and tradition and suggests other material to read. Free download as a PDF.
War Resisters League pie chart flyer based on the federal budget. Updated annually. Read or download from the WRL website. You can order multiple copies in the Shopping Cart window after you click on “Add to Cart,” but please order quantities over 200 from WRL.
Covers frequently asked questions. Designed for outreach in peace community to people who have heard of war tax resistance. This is also available for free download as a PDF (241kB).
Anyone can use the Peace Tax Return to protest war taxes each year on or before April 15. Section 1 is for people who may not owe taxes or are not refusing. Section Ⅱ is for people who are refusing some or all of their federal income or excise taxes. An online version will be available in December 2015.
To assist employers in drafting a policy related to war tax resistance.
Death and Taxes DVD & Thoreau Teaching Kit
NWTRCC’s 30-minute film covering why and how people refuse to pay for war, the risks, and the benefits. Includes music by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Antibalas, and interviews with 28 resisters.
Released in 2010 — timely until war ends!
“Thoreau and His Heirs” teaching kit. Includes Death and Taxes DVD, “Civil Disobedience” essay by Henry David Thoreau, 4-page list of historic civil disobedience actions, and study guide.
At this reduced price of $15, buy it for a teacher or high school or college library.
11″×2″, blue ink on white ($1.75 each, postpaid; discounts with bulk orders)
2¼” buttons (black text on various bkgd colors) • $2 each
Five bookmarks with quotes by historic figures in the WTR network. Sold by the set only. Printed on recycled stock with soy ink. 1½″×7″
We don’t stock tee shirts these days, but we encourage you to purchase shirts from our friends at Alterni-Tee in Colorado Springs “because a chest is a terrible thing to waste.” A few of our favorites are:
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