National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee


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Many war tax resisters not only refuse to send their tax money to the U.S. government (via the IRS), they also redirect that tax money to organizations and programs in their own communities that are suffering from perverted government priorities, and to nongovernmental regional, national, and international groups seeking to create a better world. War tax resisters also send their taxes to “alternative funds” specifically set up to pool resisted money for greater impact.

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Alternative Funds

War tax resistance alternative funds, which come under a variety of names, are part of the communities of resistance and are a positive and cooperative alternative to the dominant social organization in the United States. Alternative funds began to grow in the late 1960s as a way of pooling thousands of federal tax dollars resisted because of the Vietnam War. While the funds provide some security from seizure by the IRS, or reimbursement if money is seized, most funds also offer interest-free loans and/or grants to community self-help, social change, peace, and human service programs. By putting money into an alternative fund, resisters emphasize that they are not simply keeping the money for themselves. A few funds were established primarily to hold money in escrow pending the passage of the Peace Tax Fund Bill. Contact the funds directly to inquire about their guidelines and policies.

Farmington-Scipio Regional Friends Escrow Account
Contact: Tom Joyce
Ithaca, NY
Phone: (607) 277‒7426

Cambridge Friends Meeting Peace Tax Fund
5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 876‒1868

New England War Tax Resistance
Dorchester, MA 02124‒3604
Phone: (617) 282‒3783 (prefers phone contact)

ME WTR Resource Center
c/o ROSC
Monroe, ME 04951
Phone: (207) 525‒7776

New York City War Tax Resistance People’s Life Fund
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 929‒4833

Peace Tax Escrow Account
Purchase Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
c/o New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
15 Rutherford Place
New York, NY 10003

Princeton Fund for Life
c/o Coalition for Peace Action
Princeton, NJ 08542

Friends United Meeting Peace Tax Fund
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone: (765) 962‒7573

Madison Area WTR/Alternative Fund
PO Box 3010
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 257‒2554

Conscience & Military Tax Campaign (CMTC) Escrow Account
PO Box 2096
Mars Hill , NC 28754
Phone: (828) 319‒7652

Southern California War Tax Alternative Fund
c/o Joe Maizlish
Los Angeles, CA 90039‒3201
Phone: (323) 660‒4992

Northern California War Tax Resistance/People’s Life Fund
PO Box 2422
Berkeley, CA 94702‒0422
Phone: (510) 842‒6124

Sonoma County Taxes for Peace
Woody Schwartz War Tax Redirection Fund
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

These funds help reimburse war tax resisters if the government has seized refused taxes with interest and penalties. Contributors share in financial support for resisters:

War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund
1036 North Niles Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: (574) 532‒3720

Penalty Sharing Community
Iowa Peace Network
4211 Grand Ave. NE
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 255‒7114