Both this Circuit and the United States Supreme Court have repeatedly rejected the proposition that a taxpayer may withhold tax money owed because taxes support expenditures the taxpayer finds objectionable: “Because the broad public interest in maintaining a sound tax system is of such a high order, religious belief in conflict with the payment of taxes affords no basis for resisting the tax.” United States v. Lee, 455 U.S. 252, 260 (1982); Hernandez v. Comm’r, 490 U.S. 680, 699-700 (1989) (“[E]ven a substantial burden would be justified by the ‘broad public interest in maintaining a sound tax system,’ free of ‘myriad exceptions flowing from a wide variety of religious beliefs.’”) (citing Lee, 455 U.S. at 260).
Full case here: US v. MICHAEL EDWARD BOWMAN, http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/memoranda/2022/05/23/20-30175.pdf
Anton Vialtsin, Esq.
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