Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- The number of tax enforcement personnel working for the IRS is dropping to the lowest level since .
- With only two weeks’ notice, the U.S. State Department announced that its fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is jumping from $450 to $2,350. I guess somebody was starting to get embarrassed at the record number of American citizens saying “to hell with it.”
- The New England Regional Gathering of War Tax Resisters and Supporters will be held in Kennebunk, Maine.
- George Brandes, vice president for health care programs at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, told a reporter he believes that more than a third of U.S. Taxpayers will owe money on their income tax returns for overpayments of insurance subsidies.
- The IRS levied James Waterman’s bank account, but Waterman got tipped off about it and got to the bank two hours later to clean out one of his accounts. The IRS says that makes the bank liable for what they let him withdraw while the levy was in effect.
- Erica Weiland shares her story of running a war tax resistance information booth at the Seattle Anarchist Bookfair.
- The War Resisters League Handbook for Nonviolent Campaigns is now available on-line.