War Tax Resister Mutual Aid Fund Sends Out Appeal

The War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund is designed to encourage and support war tax resisters by partially defraying the cost of penalties and interest they might incur as a result of their resistance. The fund does this by sending out periodic appeals to its members, asking each one to share equally in reimbursing the resister.

In this way, people who are unable or unwilling to do war tax resistance themselves, but who are sympathetic to war tax resistance, can help people who are bolder or better-situated than themselves.

It just released a new appeal for funds, the first one since February 2009. The new appeal covers $10,776 in penalties and interest charged against two war tax resisters: Mike Palecek and Michael C. Moore. Palecek’s is for a $5,000 “frivolous filing” penalty, which he plans to appeal (if he wins the appeal, he will return the $5,000 to the Penalty Fund).

Spread out over the various fund participants, this comes to $38.90 per person.

If you would like to join up with (or donate to) the War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund, write to them at P.O. Box 25, North Manchester, IN 46962.