About War Tax Resistance

Today, even more than soldiers, the Pentagon requires tremendous amounts of money to build both nuclear and conventional weapons systems, and to enforce the will of US elite on other countries. The U.S. government continues to collect tax dollars from its citizens to finance high-technology preparation for war. As people realize this, and we make the connection between our tax money and the violence and oppression brought on by military spending, war tax resistance grows.

Today, roughly half of our federal tax dollars are being used to pay for the activities and debts of the military machine. People in communities across the United States are taking steps to resist the payment of federal (and sometimes state) income tax. There are many ways that people can do war tax resistance. To find out more information about this form of civil disobedience can be obtained from the War Resisters League or from the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.