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Rebecca Nellenback

Internal Revenue Service Center Andover, MA 05501-0102 Dear Fellow Human Being, Enclosed you will find my tax returns for the 2004 tax year, and my payment voucher. You will notice that I have not included payment. I imagine that you are tired, that you have worked long hours. Perhaps your back hurts; you have been… Continue reading

David Hazen

On Tax Day, April 15, 2005, the Eugene Register Guard published the following: Guest Viewpoint: Tax resistance is everyone’s moral charge By David Hazen Due to recent events within the Bush administration, I have been forced to reconsider my willingness to pay my federal taxes. I am a member of a Christian church in Eugene,… Continue reading

Mary Gibeault

April 15, 2005 To Whom It May Concern: In light of the massive corruption, fraud and misappropriation of working people’s tax money and the use of said money to commit murder and mayhem worldwide I find I must object the misuse of such funds by refusing to pay them. As a conscientious objector to the… Continue reading

The Choice Seems Obvious

by Rev. Bucky Beach It was over 20 years ago that I started nonpayment of taxes owed to the IRS. I was scared, but youth breeds a sense of immortality, which was accompanied by a bit of a chip on my shoulder and a desire to be faithful to what I believed. I did some research and… Continue reading

Debra Valov

Internal Revenue Service Fresno, CA 93888-0102 Dear Internal Revenue Service Person: March 4, 2005 Today I sent in my completed 1040 and check in a separate envelope. I am writing to explain why I have withheld payment of $22.61 from the check in a symbolic act of war tax resistance, even though this amount by… Continue reading

Don Kaufman

Letter to phone company . RE: CREDIT FOR MILITARY-RELATED TAXES From 1968 to the present time my wife and I have declined to pay the Federal excise tax on telephone service. Your company has almost always honored our dissent from this dubious tax which can be traced back to the War Tax Revenue Act of… Continue reading

Steve Anderson

As best as I can remember, this is a copy of the letter I sent to the IRS in lieu of a tax return in 1992. The section in italics was added more recently. To whom it may concern, As a conscientious objector to war, I refuse to participate in the carnage committed by the… Continue reading

Evan Weissman

To Whom It May Concern: I’m not a naturally rebellious person. I recognize and respect the need for rules, laws and participation in any community (whether that be a classroom, city, country, or globally). It is precisely this understanding that leads me to my decision to withhold some of my federal tax payment. I’ve realized… Continue reading

Chris Toussaint

Why I am refusing to pay my income tax As April 15, 2004 approaches I have decided to file a 1040 tax return but to withhold sending the IRS any money for taxes I may owe. This decision was not made hastily or without a lot of thought. Over the years, and especially the last… Continue reading

Manuel Shah (2004)

Los Angeles, CA 90013 15 April 2004 Dear Internal Revenue Service of United States Government I vehemently oppose the current U.S.-led attack and occupation of Iraq and the use of our military in Afghanistan. Roughly 50% of our income tax dollars are spent on the military. This expenditure of federal tax dollars drains resources from… Continue reading

Peter Meyers

Pete Meyers April 15, 2004 Internal Revenue Service Andover, MA 05501-0002 Dear Internal Revenue Service Person: I enclose this letter with my completed tax form as an explanation about why I cannot, in good conscience, pay the tax money that is demanded of me by the I.R.S. and the United States government,  $1,655.25, for the… Continue reading

David Meyers

April 15, 2004 Dear IRS: Another year has passed, and I notice that your work is still primarily to collect money to buy weapons to conduct wars and brutalize people all over the world. Even the money you collect that is not directly earmarked for war is most often used for nefarious activities, including for… Continue reading