Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- I’ve mentioned some of Kat Kanning’s civil disobedience actions at the Keene, New Hampshire IRS office before. On The Ridley Report, Kanning discusses her arrest and incarceration.
- The group “Conscience Canada” has created a “Peace Tax Return” that war tax resisters there can file instead of or as a supplement to their annual income tax return.
- Every time Noam Chomsky reminisces on his Vietnam-era war tax resistance, he seems to take a little more credit for the tax resistance movement of that era.
In this example, he talks with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now:
Chomsky: In — in , I tried to organize — a friend of — an artist friend of mine, since died, tried to organize a national tax resistance. Well, we got somewhere, so that’s taking, you know, sort of a mild risk. But in , there were the stirrings of an effort to organize more serious resistance.
Goodman: Did you not pay your taxes?
Chomsky: I didn’t pay my taxes for years. But what — you know, it’s — I mean, there is a — how the IRS reacted is kind of interesting. In my case, of course they can get the money, you know.
Goodman: And did they just take it out of your salary?
Chomsky: They just took it. I got a nasty letter from them from some computer. But in some cases, they randomly, as far as I could tell, you know, they took people’s houses. People went to jail, and so on. So there’s a kind of a risk associated with it.