The San Francisco Weekly has an article this week profiling local tax resisters Susan Quinlan, Marilyn Langlois, and David Gross (hey, I think I know that guy):
For David Gross, was the year outrage turned into action — which in his case meant filling out a lot of forms. Gross quit his job to reduce his income, put his money into things like tuition and retirement savings, and filled out reams of paperwork for the associated tax credits. All this keeps his adjusted income below the taxable level. “Before I started I was making a pretty good amount of money at a software company over in the East Bay, living pretty fat, and enjoying all that San Francisco has to offer,” he says. Now, he does just enough contract work to fulfill his needs, and home-brews his beer. But it’s worth it, he says, for the satisfaction of not owing the feds a single red cent.
Upside: Totally legal. “They could audit me and look at all my paperwork, and I’d come out smelling like a rose,” says Gross.
Downside: Besides the paperwork, no more Anchor Steam on tap.