The War Tax Resistance Store

To order: Use the PayPal shopping cart system below or print out an order form and mail in a check with your order. Call (800) 269‒7464 or email the NWTRCC office for bulk orders that don’t fit the options below. Shipping costs in the shopping cart are based on a percentage of total order cost; with the new website we have tried to adjust this to make the costs as accurate as possible. Most orders are shipped by U.S. Postal Service priority mail.

NWTRCC Affiliates: The PayPal shopping cart does not allow for the 20% Affiliate discount. Instead, please order by phone or mail.

You can order multiple copies in the Shopping Cart window after you click on “Add to Cart.”

Also visit our Cafe Press store for items
with various war tax resistance related logos

Practical War Tax Resistance Series

Practical War Tax Resistance #1 • $1 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #2 • $1 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #3 • $1 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #4 • $1.50 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #5 • $1.50 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #6 • $1.50 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #7 • $1.50 each
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.


Practical War Tax Resistance #8 • $1.50 each
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

War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military (Fifth Edition, March 2003, includes insert with latest updates) • $10 each – reduced price!
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 WTRWTR organizing, and more. If you already own the book, click here for the update supplement (PDF).


The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual • $16.95
A Project of Strike Debt (PM Press, 2014, 256 pp.)
dromYou can read this book for free at, 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.


The Price of Freedom: Political Philosophy from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau • $17.75
Edited by David M. Gross (Picket Line Press, 2008, 250 pp.)
price_of_freedom“My thoughts are murder to the state…. I trust that all just men will conspire.” That quote and others on law, government, man in society, war, economics, duty, and conscience are collected in their larger context in this volume edited by tax resister/blogger David Gross. The passages are pulled from Thoreau’s journals written “free of censorship” between 1837 and 1861.


Civil Disobedience • $3.00 each.
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.


Waging Peace: The Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist • $20
By David Hartsough (PM Press, 2014, 272 pp.)
hartsough-bookBeginning 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)


99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns • $21.11
By David M. Gross (Picket Line Press, 2014, 350 pp.)
cover of 99 Tactics of Successful Tax Resistance Campaigns by David GrossFrom the cover note: A tax resistance campaign can change the course of history. But it must first study the lessons that history has to teach. Successful tax resistance campaigns fight on many fronts simultaneously, using the time-tested tactics of successful campaigns of the past. This book [by tax resister/blogger David Gross] introduces you to these tactics and shows you how to deploy them to help your campaign succeed. (Review)


American Quaker War Tax Resistance: From the 17th through the 19th century • $27.50 (2nd edition) Out of Stock
Edited by David Gross (Picket Line Press, 2011, 450 pp.)
This collection shows how war tax resistance developed in the Society of Friends in America and how Quaker war tax resistance has been seen by other Americans. These highlight the search for truth within the Society of Friends as well as the interest, concern, and occasional aggravation of those outside of the Society who found themselves trying to understand or navigate the Quaker point of view.


A Persistent Voice: Marian Franz and Conscientious Objection to Military Taxation • $20
Edited by David R. Bassett, Steve Ratzlaff, and Tim Godshall (2009)
Persistent Voice BookWritings 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.


War Tax Resisters and the Internal Revenue Service • $4 each. An outline of IRS practice and procedure specific to war tax resistance, including legal resources. 50 pages, 8½″ × 11″ booklet. This is the third edition from 2008, but almost all the information is up-to-date. Read or download the PDF.


War Tax Resistance at a Glance • $1.50.
Concise answers to frequently asked questions about WTR. Read or download the PDF.


War Tax Resistance at a Glance (en español) • $1.50.
Concise answers to frequently asked questions about WTR. Read or download the PDF.


Some Writings on War Tax Resistance • $2.00 each.
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.


What Is NWTRCC? • Free; bulk rates 25+.
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.

1-25 free for distribution


Why and How to Refuse to Pay for War • 20¢ each.
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.


Refusing the Federal Telephone Tax • 20¢ each.
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.


Creating a Nonviolent World Through War Tax Resistance • 20¢ each
Connects issues and suggests war tax resistance as one way to work toward a world without violence. Free download as PDF


Are You Praying for Peace But Still Paying for War? A Christian Perspective • 20¢ each.
Looks at war tax resistance as a Christian witness and tradition and suggests other material to read. Free download as a PDF.


Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes • 10¢ each.
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.


Why Isn’t Everyone Who’s for Peace a War Tax Resister? • 20¢ each.
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).


Peace Tax Return • 25¢ each.
Anyone can use the Peace Tax Return to protest war taxes each year on or before taxes tax day — or anytime during the year! Part A is for people who may not owe taxes or are not refusing. Part B is for people who are refusing some or all of their federal income or excise taxes. Print out a PDF (page form is legal size) or order the brochure. Make your resistance public at


Employer’s Worksheet for Developing A Policy on War Tax Resistance • $1.00.
To assist employers in drafting a policy related to war tax resistance.


Death and Taxes DVD & Thoreau Teaching Kit

Death and Taxes •  $2 each – just the cost of postage
death and taxes DVD coverNWTRCC’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!
DVDs are free except for cost of postage. Call us for bulk rates, 800-269-7467.


For $10, get the whole kit:
“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. See more details and view/download inserts free
At this reduced price of $10, buy it for a teacher or high school or college library.



If You Want Peace, Stop Paying for War!
11″×2″, blue ink on white ($1.75 each, postpaid; discounts with bulk orders)



1¾″ button • $1.50 ea.Thoreau
Thoreau image with text: “Don’t Pay War Taxes”


2¼” buttons (black text on various bkgd colors) • $2 each

  • “Let them march all they want, as long as they pay their taxes,” Haig quoteask-me-buttonlet-them-march-button
  • Don’t Pay War Taxes
  • Consider War Tax Resistance
  • Ask Me about Resisting War Taxes

Specify Button



The Mentor Series Bookmarks • Set of 5 — $3, 2 sets for $5 (includes postage)
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″

More about
More about
More about
Wally Nelson
More about
Juanita Nelson
More about
Ralph DiGia

Bookmark Sets

To order items by mail, print out an order form and mail in a check with your order. Thank you!

Also visit our Cafe Press store for items
with various war tax resistance related logos