I’m going to be leading a free introductory war tax resistance webinar, organized by the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. If you’re curious about what war tax resistance is all about and how people go about it, register here and then tune in at .
Some interesting links that have tabbed their way across my browser in recent days:
- At the New Republic, Cale Guthrie Weissman reflects on having grown up in Colrain, Massachusetts at the time when the IRS was seizing the home of their tax-resisting neighbors Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner: Growing Up With the War Tax Resisters.
- Although Trump’s new Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, told Congress he’d be trying to boost the IRS budget and hire more agents, it seems more likely that Trump’s budget will further slash IRS funding, and Congress isn’t likely to go out of its way to resist.
- Here’s a revenue resistance tactic I haven’t seen before: In Sweden, people deliberately overpay their federal taxes. Why? In Sweden, interest rates have fallen below 0%, but the government is pledged to pay 0.56% interest on tax overpayments. So if you overpay the government, the government ends up poorer.
- Patrick Crozier reprints a brief newspaper article covering part of the tax resistance of Winifred Patch of the Women’s Tax Resistance League a century ago.