Here are a few more details about war tax resister Chris Coverdale, who is currently imprisoned in the U.K. for his refusal to pay tax on the grounds that he would be thereby supporting the terrorist activities of the government:
- Tax Rebellion — a site associated with Coverdale’s action; the subtitle is “When war is illegal paying tax is a war crime.”
- There’s a “Free Chris Coverdale” Facebook group if you’re in to that sort of thing.
- “Rye man refuses to pay tax on terrorism beliefs” from the Rye & Battle Observer
- “Chris Coverdale imprisoned for council tax resistance” from Peace News
- “Sussex man refuses to pay council tax on terrorism beliefs” from Hastings & St. Leonards Observer
- “Council tax refusenik loses court battle” from The Argus (from last year)
Coverdale started serving a 42-day sentence on . You can write to him at the following prison address:
Christopher Coverdale, #A1279DP
1 Brigton Road
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1EA
I’m not entirely confident about my understanding of how the legal system works across the pond, but some of what I read suggests that Coverdale is effectively burning off his tax debt by serving prison time, so that when he is released he will no longer owe the amount.
A U.K. correspondent informs me that this suggestion is not correct, and that Coverdale will still be considered liable for the tax upon his release.