Index to Letters by Name

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


Ruth Anne Friesen

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Greetings to Whom It May Concern: It is April once again and time to pay Federal Income Tax. Please find my 1040 Individual Income Tax Return enclosed, along with other attachments. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I want to pay my tax money due to a Christian peace organization rather than to the Federal… Continue reading


Kevin Martonick (2016)

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Dear IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Our country is full of innovative, creative, talented people who have great potential for solving any problem that comes our way including providing quality education and health care for all. It is incomprehensible that the U.S., apparently is the richest country in the world, does not provide for its citizens… Continue reading


Daniel Sicken

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Letter to the Editor of The Reformer: April 3, 2016 War is dangerously stupid. In this era of climate change, it is an overwhelming threat to the survival of humanity. War is incompatible with any long-term solutions to the effects of climate change. Humanity either wins by people and nations helping one another globally or… Continue reading


Amanda Seta

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March 8, 2016 Dear People at the IRS, Thank you for your certified letter dated March 7, 2016. In that letter you state that I owe $5,855.30 for the tax year ending December 31, 2014. I am writing to inform you that I will not be sending any money to the IRS. I cannot in… Continue reading


Thomas Haws

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19 Oct 2015 Dear IRS Employee, As a conscientious objector to war, I will not pay my 2014 1040X income tax. I believe war killing is wrong and therefore I cannot pay for it. There are other ways for nations to resolve their conflicts with one another besides through war killing. The U.S. government spends… Continue reading


Matthew Hoh

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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


Stephen Leeds

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April 15, 2015 To: Senator Barbara Boxer Senator Diane Feinstein Rep. Nancy Pelosi Internal Revenue Service Center, San Francisco (with Form 1040) Commissioners of the Internal Revenue Service President Barack Obama Clerk, San Francisco Friends Meeting, Religious Society of Friends People’s Life Fund This letter concerns my IRS Form 1040 for calendar year 2014. I’m sending a… Continue reading


Susan Lannen

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April 15, 2015 Dear Friends at the IRS, I will not be paying the amount that my tax returns state that I “owe” for 2014, because over 50% of the money collected would go toward military spending. As a conscientious objector to all war I just cannot do it. I know it doesn’t make sense… Continue reading


Sam Koplinka-Loehr

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Since I was born in 1991, the U.S. Government has been in a non-stop state of war, and has spent trillions of dollars on killing people overseas. As a young person growing up in the United States, I saw our schools faltering. I saw income inequality growing. I saw communities struggling. And yet, the government… Continue reading