A Little Good News: War Protest is Not Frivolous

For years many of us in the war tax resistance network have been arguing with the IRS that no one should be charged with a frivolous penalty when they send a letter of protest against war spending with their accurate 1040 form, whether or not they are refusing some or all of the tax due. Of the egregious cases, Steve Leeds’ story is right up there. He did not even owe taxes when he received a frivolous penalty warning letter after he filed for 2009 and included a letter of protest about taxes being used for war. He fought this threat and actually got an apology from the IRS. Another couple resisted for the first time by refusing to pay […]

First Post

This will be the first post of the War Tax Talk blog, which is related to the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC). This blog is a place to write about: Questions that come into the NWTRCC office by phone (1-800-269-7464) and by email or that we hear about from others in our network. We may not always name names, but the stories or examples will be real and may be useful to others in similar situations. Ideas about organizing around war tax resistance, war tax refusal, or whatever term you like. (See * in a paragraph below.) What activists are doing to connect war tax resistance to individuals and groups working on other peace and justice issues. Most […]