the federal income tax filing deadline in the United States was March 15, not April 15 as it (usually) is these days. For this reason, some of the early examples of press accounts of the modern American war tax resistance movement are bunched around this date.
For example, there’s this, from the North Adams, Massachusetts, Transcript of :
Berkshire Couple Refuses to Pay Tax
Among 16 Signers of Statement Opposing Financing of War Preparations
Two Berkshire county persons, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Drury of Sheffield, are among 46 signers of a statement indicating refusal to pay income taxes because of a determination not to finance war preparations.
Released through the Tax Refusal Committee of Peacemakers, the statement cites President Truman’s decision to go ahead with the production of the hydrogen bomb as basis for an even firmer attitude.
One paragraph reads: “Today is the deadline for payment of income taxes. Unitedly we affirm our determination to refuse to pay taxes which are levied for the purpose of carrying on war. President Truman’s decision to begin the manufacture of the hydrogen bomb makes us even more determined than before to refuse the finance armaments.” [sic]