Dave Gross, creator of The Picket Line
received some coverage in a SFGATE article about tax resisters
The tax bucks stop here
Resisters withhold payment in protest of U.S. sending troops to Iraq
"Some war tax resisters will go to extremes to avoid breaking the law without compromising their convictions. For example, David Gross, 37, of San Francisco took a pay cut so he would fall below the tax line.
"I started with the invasion of Iraq," Gross said. "I was having a real hard time with the money that already went toward missiles and I knew that some of it was mine."
Four years ago, Gross was managing a group of technology writers at a software company, making close to $100,000 a year. He approached his human resources department about taking a pay cut so that his income would fall below the tax line and exempt him from paying federal taxes. His company refused, so he quit. Today, Gross said, he makes about $28,000 doing contract work. He has moved some of that money into an individual retirement account and a health savings account, bringing his take-home pay to $15,000 and allowing him to avoid taxes. The adjustment to his lifestyle has been much easier than he thought, Gross said. He now lives in an apartment in San Francisco's Richmond District and cooks at home a lot.
"For me, I don't feel like I've made sacrifices," he said. "The life I live now is more fulfilling than I had before."
The article didn't mention The Picket Line
, which is a very good resource for tax resistance. Dave and I worked at WindRiver