Hackers and identity theft are in the news , and the IRS and taxpayers are the target of criminals who buy personal information and use it to fraudulently file for refunds or to scare people into paying them. NWTRCC is getting worried calls from resisters in our network who have received a call from a scary sounding "criminal division" of some agency that sounds like the IRS. The caller basically says pay up now or you will be arrested and prosecuted. Do not freak out. The IRS website has five esay ways to spot suspicious calls, and another page about the recent data theft through the IRS "get transcript" application and their process to notify taxpayers whose data has been compromised.
Both Sides - 1993
"Is it ever right to refuse, on principle, to pay taxes?" In 1993 Juanita Nelson wrote an op-ed piece for a debate on this topic in the Springfield, Massachusetts, newspaper. A copy turned up in a folder of miscellaneous documents from Pioneer Valley War Tax Resisters, the group in Western Massachusetts that Juanita was associated with for more than three decades. We posted the text on our blog.
National Affiliates: Christian Peacemaker Teams,
Center on Conscience & War,
Conscience & Military Tax Campaign (CMTC) Escrow Account,
Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation,
Mennonite Central Committee,
National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund,
Nonviolence International, Sojourners,
Voices for Creative Nonviolence, War Resisters League,
War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund Click here for all groups and