21 Years and Still Hanging In There

| Profiles

I began my journey with war tax resistance in 1989 and now, over twenty years later, I am still hanging in there with every bit as much resolve. My conviction that it is wrong for my tax dollars to fund wars to "keep us secure"
remains strong.


Matthew Hoh

| Letters

I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War! “If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of… Continue reading


Larry Dansinger 2014

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April 15, 2014 To the Internal Revenue Service: Again in 2013, I am refusing to pay both federal income and social security taxes I owe because the U.S government is using that money to continue its invasion and occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, where thousands of innocent Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, and U.S. military personnel… Continue reading


Striving for 100% CO

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Tim Pluta While serving in the military, it finally occurred to me one day that I might be called upon to kill somebody. I didn’t like the idea very much, so I ended up applying to get out as a conscientious objector (CO). Following a lengthy investigation, the U.S. armed services considered my beliefs to… Continue reading


Joan Anderson (2007)

| Letters

Easter Season 2007 TO WHOM IT SHOULD CONCERN: Once again I am paying my Federal Income Tax under protest, grieving that the major portion pays for war and military endeavors. I contend that supporting violent solutions to world problems does not lead to peace and is contrary to my understanding of God’s will for our… Continue reading


Tamika Beyer

| Letters

Dear friends, As we approach the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, I’m preparing to attend the rally being planned in New York City to protest this brutal war and current occupation. At the same time, tax day approaches and I’m preparing to protest the incredible amount of money being spent to fund war… Continue reading


Steve Anderson

| Letters

As best as I can remember, this is a copy of the letter I sent to the IRS in lieu of a tax return in 1992. The section in italics was added more recently. To whom it may concern, As a conscientious objector to war, I refuse to participate in the carnage committed by the… Continue reading


Conscientious Objection and Encounters with the IRS

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James Satterwhite, 1946 – 2016 “If we could read the secret histories of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In 1969, as I was graduating from college in Florida at the height of the war in Vietnam, I faced a dilemma…. Continue reading


Tamika Beyer 2003

| Letters

The Hand April, 2003 This is a protest poem but I’m not sure to whom I should register my complaint. I would like to protest the dismembered hand draped across a tree branch close to a market in an old neighborhood of Baghdad bombed during its evening peak: packed with women vying for the few,… Continue reading