Note: The IRS released withholding tables for 2018 in January. They had announced that people probably would not have to change their W-4 form, despite the passage of the tax overhaul bill in December 2017. Working through the new formula, the numbers seem to come out about the same as previous years. If you have a salaried job with withholding, the new formulas should kick in with February paychecks. Look at your withholding to see if it is at a level that works for your resistance style; if not, you can change your W-4 anytime.
For a more thorough explanation, see our Practical #1 guide.
Peace Tax Return
Anyone can use the Peace Tax Return to protest military spending or to report their resistance. The flyer is designed to roughly resemble a tax form. Download the PDF or see our store to order brochure-style copies.
Who should use this form?
- people who want to register a protest against paying taxes for war
- people who refuse to pay some or all of their federal taxes because they are spent on war
This is a two-page PDF, with instructions on a letter-size page and the form itself, page 2, is legal size. This is not an official IRS form. Download the PDF
What If You…
protest police brutality, fight mass incarceration, work for a world without borders….
New Version! This popular, downloadable flyer draws together reasons to protest federal tax money spent on oppression at home with militarism and endless wars and connects readers to resources for more information on protesting with their money.
One-sided, black and white letter-size flyers.
Download and print the PDF
What if…..you work for animal rights, to save the environment, for affordable housing….
Two-sided color flyer, cut to make 3 per sheet. (PDF)
Black and white, one-sided letter-size outreach version. (PDF)
Divest from War, Invest in People – English/Español
¡No a la inversión en la guerra¡ ¡Invertir en la gente!
2 styles posted, one with a grey background.
Click on the images to see the 2-page PDF. Download, print, hand out!
Anarchists and War Tax Resistance
Download the PDF and copy it back-to-back for a half-sheet flyer you can hand out in your community.
For more information, watch A Peace of Anarchy: Ammon Hennacy and Other Angelic Troublemakers. It includes a segment on war tax resistance starting at about the 16 minute mark.
Environment, Taxes, and War
- click here for a PDF from which you can make double-sided, quarter-page flyers
- click here for a PDF of a more-extensive double-sided, half-page flyer
Hiroshima-Nagasaki — Never Again Flyer
This flyer is designed particularly for leafleting during events during the August 6–9 anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan.
“Never Again” half-sheet flyer (PDF)
Stages of Conscientious Objection to Military Taxes
A 4-page outline that helps readers think through following their consciences. Written by Quaker war tax resisters at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, “Stages” covers the options regarding military taxation and choice. (PDF)
Your Money or Your Life
Flyer for students and young adults making the connection between military recruiting and tax paying for war and ideas and links for making choices. (PDF)
4-up slips for leafletting
“Are you mad as hell about paying for war?” and “What if they gave a war and nobody paid?” (PDF)