Pay Under Protest
A Campaign for War Tax Resisters – Winter 2011
This year, take a stand against war taxes.
Follow your conscience! Be counted!
Easy and legal.
Join the Pay Under Protest campaign organized by a group of experienced California Quaker war tax resisters.
Members of this group are Steve Leeds (SF), Bob Runyan (Chico), Ed and Janet Hale (Palo Alto), and Elizabeth Boardman (Davis). Elizabeth is serving as contact person.
Our goal this first year is to get at least 200 Quakers (and some others as well) to pay under protest.
Filing the IRS 1040:
File your IRS 1040 as usual in 2011. Your tax accountant can do it for you, on-line or by regular mail.
Find the addresses (e-mail or snail mail) of your federal legislators. (See phone book or http://www.us.gov/)
By April 15, 2011, write to your legislators saying that you are paying under protest the portion of your tax bill that goes for war (about half).
For a sample letter or more information, contact email@example.com or 530-759-1980.
Important: Even if everything you owe was already withheld from your paycheck, even if you will be getting money back, you did pay taxes for war, and you can still write your letter of protest.
4. Send a copy of your letter by April 15 to Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 1808 Drexel Drive, Davis CA 95616, so that you can be counted.
Not filing the IRS 1040:
If you are not required to file because you earned too little (perhaps deliberately), or because your only income was from SSI benefits, you can still be counted.
Let your legislators know that you are glad you are not required to support the military-industrial establishment (and you wish they wouldn’t either).
Send us a copy.
For a sample letter, contact email@example.com.
For more information, see www. NWTRCC.org.
Distribute copies of this flier to Quakers and others from now until April 15, 2011.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org