NWTRCC’s newsletter is out. Among the news to be found therein:
- A report on the recent national gathering in Eugene
- Some news about the uptick in “frivolous filing” penalties and warnings aimed at war tax resisters
- Counseling notes including news about the new policy of allowing employers to give their employees tax-free bicycle commuting reimbursements, a reminder that if you’re given a summons to appear before the IRS you should ask for reimbursement of expenses, and a note about the “socially responsible” investment business Pax World Fund getting caught investing irresponsibly.
- International News — an update on the case of Siân Cwper that I mentioned . Apparently the British revenue department is playing some strange games with the members of the Peace Tax Seven. (For more on the Peace Tax Seven, see this report on The Shrieking Violet.)
- Ideas and Actions — including a report on tax resistance for same-sex marriage rights, a report from Ed Hedemann who spoke about war tax resistance with a class of seventh-graders, and a new NWTRCC-themed scarf (perfect for fundraising at winter demonstrations).
- Notes about updated literature — including the booklet War Tax Resisters and the IRS which “gives a flow-chart style version of the risks of refusing to pay for war if the IRS notices.”
- A request for nominations for NWTRCC’s administrative committee — there will be two vacancies on the committee to fill at the national gathering.
- A call for fundraising help particularly to help promote Steev Hise’s upcoming war tax resistance documentary
- Reflections and lessons learned by Becky Pierce — “I have been a war tax resister for the past 43 years, all of my adult working life…” This includes some useful information on IRS collection tactics, for instance how they go about hunting for assets to seize as the statute of limitations closes in and they start to get desperate.