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John E. Phillips (Sept 2006)

Friday, September 22, 2006 An Open Letter to the IRS-#2: To Whom It May Concern: This letter is in response to the Request for Payment in the amount of $4,577.86, including penalties and late fees calculated by the IRS, due September 25, 2006. I explained in the enclosed letter, dated April 14, 2006, my reasons… Continue reading

Pointing To Another Way

by Stanley Bohn The Why As war tax resisters the why-we-do-it shapes the what-we-do. Since our reasons for not paying part of our federal income tax are not to avoid all taxes, my wife Anita and I use probably the least clever ways to resist taxes. We reduce our taxable income by giving as much… Continue reading

Manuel Shah

Manuel J. Shah XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Los Angeles, CA XXXXX 17 April 2006 Dear Internal Revenue Service of the United States Government: I vehemently oppose the ongoing US led military occupation of Iraq and continued operations in Afghanistan. Approximately 30% of our income tax dollars are spent on today’s military. This expenditure of federal tax dollars drains… Continue reading

Judy Conrad

April 17, 2006 Dear Folks at IRS, My total income for 2005=$9,337.50. Taking an earned income tax credit my calculations indicate a refund of $72.00. I ask that this $72.00 be used to pay war reparations to the people of Afghanistan and Iraq; victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Native peoples of this country, black slaves… Continue reading

Jordan Taylor and Mariana Garrettson

Jordan Taylor and Mariana Garrettson RR 1 Box 55c Union Dale, PA 18470 April 16, 2006 To Whom It May Concern: As with many members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we (Jordan Taylor and Mariana Garrettson) have a conscientious objection to war. In the same way that our conscience, as informed by our… Continue reading

Daniel Woodham

April 14, 2006 From: Daniel Woodham To: IRS Re: Conscientious objection to payment of tax due Dear Employees at the IRS, Have you sensed something wrong with the USA these days? Lots of political corruption, wars raging and in the making, lots of wealthy people but many more poor and homeless people. You know what… Continue reading

John E. Phillips

Friday, April 14, 2006 An Open Letter to the IRS: The purpose of this letter is to present my decision to withhold further payment of Federal Income Taxes to the IRS and the U.S. Government. I am withholding paying the balance of the 2005 taxes that Form 1040A indicates I owe for the following reasons…. Continue reading

Paul Sheldon

April 10, 2006 To the Internal Revenue Service: I support my country in all its peaceful endeavors, but for reasons of conscience and religious faith I do not support my country in its preparation for war and in war making. I am deeply troubled by the fact that about half of the federal tax that… Continue reading

Robert Randall Ⅱ

April 10, 2006 Internal Revenue Service Center Atlanta, GA 39901-0002 Re: 2005 1040 return for [SSN] To Whom It May Concern: Once again this year I am unable to pay any federal income tax which you might deem “due” from me. As I have stated to you in years past, I am a Christian. It would… Continue reading

Andrew Curtis

April 8, 2006 Internal Revenue Service Andover, MA 05501 To Whom It May Concern: Though my return shows I owe a balance to the IRS, I cannot in conscience pay any more money than has already been withheld from my paycheck knowing it will go to finance war. The Federal Government, after passing massive tax… Continue reading

Mary Ann C. Holtz (2006)

March 6, 2006 To the people working in the IRS, to President Bush, to Senators Nelson and Martinez, and to Congressman C.W. Bill Young: This is my annual letter of conscience and plea to my government to begin to respect the consciences and religious freedom of those of us who are opposed to war. And… Continue reading

The Making of an Activist

by Peter Smith I was a product of the 50s: Civil Defense drills, the Red Menace, McCarthyism, super patriotism, Korean War, etc. I joined NROTC in college so my parents would not have to pay my tuition and books. I had two younger sisters they needed to send to college. I did not like Navy life and… Continue reading