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Nicole Morse 2024

Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service March 24, 2024 To Whom It May Concern: Enclosed is my completed Form 1040 tax return for the year 2023 including the necessary schedules. I have underpaid for the year. This letter explains why, as a matter of conscience, I am not paying a symbolic portion of my… Continue reading

An Overlooked Avenue for Political Dissent

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“An Overlooked Avenue for Political Dissent” is the title of the one and only review on that big online bookseller for the War Resisters League book Guide to War Tax Resistance, precursor to the 2004 edition of the book titled, War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military.  The 5-star review… Continue reading

Understanding common IRS collection letters

image of IRS letter with heading "You have unpaid taxes for 2015 - Amount due: $1,922.39"

[Editor’s Note. This post by Erica Leigh was originally published in 2016, but all the information is still accurate. Many first-time resisters who filed this past spring are beginning to receive their first letters from the IRS. These letters can be intimidating and scary. With this in mind, we thought it was time to re-share… Continue reading

Living Simply in a New Way: An Interview with Robin Greenfield

[Editor’s Note: Robin Greenfield has been challenging people to think about their environmental impacts, their relationship to other animals and plants, and their enmeshment in economic systems for over a decade. Through YouTube videos, TV appearances, books, articles, public speaking, and other cultural work, he shares personal challenges he sets for himself and how he… Continue reading

NWTRCC War Tax Resistance Gathering – May 2024

Panel with war tax resistance groups from NWTRCC's May 2024 Conference

NWTRCC’s spring 2024 gathering was back on Zoom (3-5 May 2024). On Friday evening, over thirty people joined us for a Social Hour where we twice broke out into smaller groups of five or six and had an opportunity to meet new people and touch base with old friends. On Saturday morning, forty-five people attended… Continue reading

Bibo Khatib 2024

To the IRS and Elected Officials: I am not against paying taxes to the government at all, but I am ethically and morally opposed to the amount of my tax dollars being used for wars and murdering innocent civilians across the globe. • More than 3 million people have been killed during the U.S. wars… Continue reading

First-Time Resister’s Letter to the IRS

[Editor’s Note: Many people, including several new war tax resisters, have been gracious enough to share their letter to the IRS with us. Just a reminder that we will be holding our next NWTRCC gathering on Zoom, May 3-5, 2024. Many long-time and first-time war tax resisters have already registered. Here is the full schedule… Continue reading

Murtaza Nek 2024

February 21, 2024 Dear IRS worker, Hi!  I hope all’s well on your end.  My name’s Murtaza Nek, I’m a math and science tutor at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan.  I usually file my taxes using online e-filing software, but this time felt the need to communicate a message which wasn’t possible using said… Continue reading

David and Janet Hartsough 2024

David and Janet Hartsough, 721 Shrader Street,  San Francisco, CA 94117 April 7, 2024   Dear Friends at the IRS, We cannot in conscience pay for the jet fighters and bombs which are killing tens of thousands of civilians in Gaza and bombing their homes, hospitals, schools, refugee camps, churches and mosques. This is a… Continue reading

The Streets of New York, The Letter in the Mailbox

singing away war at tax day protest

One thing about being out in the streets of NYC, it is never dull. Our annual tax day presence at the IRS was a lively affair this year thanks to musical accompaniment of the Raging Grannies and Filthy Rotten System, and an array of passers-by who offered support or challenged our message — some more… Continue reading

My Letter to the IRS

Hi! I hope all’s well on your end. My name’s Murtaza Nek, I’m a math and science tutor at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. I usually file my taxes using online e-filing software, but this time felt the need to communicate a message which wasn’t possible using said software. I’ve thus put in much… Continue reading

Busting through the Bottom Line

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Under the bright, clear, azure blue skies of Spring, our thoughts turn toward action. There are a number of ways to take action in the upcoming tax season culminating on April 15, 2024 and beyond. NWTRCC has put together a page- Quick Tips for Tax Day that has some resources to activate actions in coming… Continue reading