Index to Letters by Name

Fred Burks 2019

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Dear friends in the IRS and others concerned about integrity in government, I am withholding 12% of my taxes again this year as I cannot morally or spiritually support the indiscriminate killing of many thousands of innocent civilians by the US military in recent years. If another country’s military were to kill US civilians, there… Continue reading


Larry Bassett 2019

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Dear Sirs: I am sending this annual letter to Mr. Trump and Mr. Warner and Mr. Kaine and Mr. Cline. You bring to mind the founding fathers – white men. And also the often quoted phrase about how all MEN are created equal. We conveniently ignore the historic denigration of women, blacks and Native Americans…. Continue reading


Robert Riversong 1979

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IRS, I’m writing this from a prison bus on my way to arraignment for demonstrating against the launching of the first Trident Nuclear Submarine, the world’s most powerful killing machine. Since I was prepared to refuse my body as cannon fodder for the Vietnam War (my lottery number was not called for the last year… Continue reading


Don Timmerman 2018

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Dear IRS Friends, I have refused to pay for war for thirty five years, and I am not stopping now.  I am a Christian. My belief tells me that to follow Christ, I must refuse to cooperate with a government that believes it is alright to spend 50% of money received on war and weapons… Continue reading


Jan Passion 2018

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16 April 2018  Dear good people at the IRS,  Enclosed is my 1040-V Payment Voucher for my 2017 taxes.  You will find a check in the amount of $1,268 due for self-employment tax (social security tax).  You will note that I have NOT paid my income tax due ($261). I would like to explain why. … Continue reading


David and Jan Hartsough 2018

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Dear Friends at the IRS, We are Quakers and cannot in conscience pay for the killing of other human beings or pay for war and preparations for war. Human life is too precious to drop bombs on people because we do not like their governments. Developing a new generation of nuclear weapons which could put… Continue reading


Larry Bassett 2018

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US Internal Revenue Service 1101 Court St. Lynchburg VA 24504 Dear Lynchburg IRS staff, I am sorry I have not been in touch with your office much sooner than this in my search for a solution to my federal income tax problem. Quite honestly, I did not realize that there was an IRSoffice in Lynchburg. But let me… Continue reading


Tom Haws 2017

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Thomas Gail Haws 859 North Lafayette Mesa AZ 85201 9 Apr 2017 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7704 San Francisco, CA 94120-7704 Conscientious War Tax Resistance Dear IRS Employee, As a conscientious objector to war, I will not pay my 2016 income tax. I believe war killing is wrong and therefore I cannot pay for… Continue reading


Paul and Fran Sheldon 2017

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April 15, 2017 To the Internal Revenue Service: We support our country in all its peaceful endeavors, but for reasons of conscience and religious faith we do not support our country in its preparation for war and in war making.   We are deeply troubled by the fact that about half of the federal income tax… Continue reading


Larry Bassett 2017

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April 18, 2017 Internal Revenue Service Washington DC Copies to US Senator Mark Warner US Senator Tim Kaine US Representative Robert Goodlatte I have happily just passed the ten-month mark of my first year of massive resistance. I mark this new beginning of my life on June 11, 2016 with the death of my father and… Continue reading


David and Jan Hartsough (2017)

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Dear Friends at the IRS, We cannot in conscience pay for the killing of other human beings or pay for war and preparations for war. Human life is too precious to drop bombs on people because we do not like their governments. Developing a new generation of nuclear weapons which could put an end to… Continue reading