Some bits and pieces from here and there…
- Italy’s “Northern League” says it plans to lauch a tax strike later this year, but it seems to me they’ve made similar threats in the past and nothing has come of it. Sure enough: Next Quotidiano gives us a run-down of every time the League has threatened a tax strike since 1992.
- If you decide to resist the federal income tax, you have to decide whether to file a tax return or not. One of the disadvantages of non-filing is that if the IRS notices, they’ll file a sort of dummy return for you: and usually one that considerably overstates the income tax you would have owed if you filed yourself. Tony Nitti at his Forbes blog, describes how this screwed over tax resister Thomas Salzer, who went to tax court to try to get them to accept a more accurate, less expensive, but tardily-filed tax return, but lost his case.
- American war tax resister Joseph Olejak, one of the few such resisters to have served time on criminal charges for his resistance, shares some of his thoughts about activism, resistance, and how he can continue to resist when being tax-compliant is a condition of his probation at The Nuclear Resister.
- The state secretary of one of India’s Communist Parties — CPI(M) — has called on residents of Kerala to refuse to pay new taxes announced by the state government.