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Sample letter to IRS protesting war taxes[Your Name]
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Re: taxes for military purposes
Internal Revenue Service:
As a follower of Jesus Christ, who said "Love your enemies" (Matthew 5:44), I do not support any war effort or any use of my tax money to pay for killing people.
I am conscientiously opposed to paying my hard-earned money to fund military violence. In Fiscal Year 2005, approximately 31 cents out of every federal income tax dollar will pay for current military purposes. That is almost $600 billion. In contrast, only $41 billion was spent on children's health, $34 billion on K-12 education, $10 billion on humanitarian/foreign aid and $7 billion on Head Start.
I long for a way to pay my taxes that does not violate my conscience against participating in war. I urge you to encourage Congress to enact the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Bill (H.R. 2631 in the 109th Congress). This Bill would allow conscientious objectors to military participation to pay their federal income, gift and estate taxes into a fund earmarked for non-military governmental purposes only.
Thank you for considering this request.
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