More tax resistance news in brief:
- Ruth Benn summarizes the talks by Lonnie Valentine and Joanna Swanger at the NWTRCC national gathering earlier this month.
- Rossella Fidanza tries to ease the fears of Italians who may be contemplating a tax strike by explaining in some detail the long and not particularly frightening process by which the Italian tax authorities pursue those who haven’t coughed up their tribute (a process that’s not too unlike what I’m familiar with in the U.S.). It’s so easy for a taxpayer in Italy to enter into an installment agreement and then put off the first payment for three and a half years, it seems, that Italian taxpayers could (if they chose) put their government in a world of hurt without risking much of anything themselves.
- El Universal has uncovered evidence that Mexico’s “pos me salto” fare-resistance movement has had help on the ground from advisors from the Brazilian “Passe Livre” movement.
- A West Auckland farmer who has been cheated out of some of his property via eminent domain has decided to take his revenge on the Durham County Council by withholding his council tax until he recovers the promised payment.
- Conscience U.K. has, alas, adopted the chimera of peace tax fund legislation, currently being floated in the form of a parliamentary “Early Day Motion.”
- The IRS is seemingly still unable to stem the tide of prisoners ripping it off by filing fraudulent tax refund claims from behind bars.