There’s a new National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee newsletter out, with content including:
- Lincoln Rice considers war tax redirection as a form of slavery reparations
- Ruth Benn examines the implications of inheritances for war tax resisters
- Tax law and policy changes:
- lock-in letters that interfere with resisters’ who want to block paycheck withholding
- the new W-4 forms that have come out to conform to the new tax law
- standard deduction amounts for the 2019 tax year
- the toll of ongoing IRS impersonation scams
- the recent drastic collapse of IRS enforcement effort against non-filers and non-payers
- Some international news of resisters from Spain and Turkish Cyprus
- A profile of NWTRCC’s new outreach consultant, Chrissy Kirchhoefer
In other news:
- IRS employees got back to work after the “shutdown” and found that over 5,000,000 letters had piled up on their desks while they were away.
- TaxProf Blog gives a fascinating overview of the bureaucratic morass the IRS slogs through even on a good day, when it’s not shut down. There are multiple oversight bodies and committees all demanding that the agency do this or that, and obsolete laws demanding that it collect irrelevant data. It’s a wonder they can get anything done.