TaxPersonal TaxPeace campaign seeks right to withhold tax

Peace campaign seeks right to withhold tax

The government is being challenged to allow peace campaigners to withhold their taxes from being spent on war and the arms trade.

Link: Quaker accountant in war protest

The campaigners, according to The Guardian, say using their taxes on war is an abuse of human rights, and equate their cause to conscientious objectors who refused to serve in the military during the world wars.

Lobbying for the right to withhold their taxes is being led by a group known as The Peace Tax seven, a mostly Quaker organisation, which claims the government is in breach of article 9 of the European human rights convention.

Article 9 is concerned with guaranteeing freedom of religious belief.

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