Petition to U.S. Republican National Committee, U.S. Federal Elections Commission
Tell Donald Trump to release his tax returns
Every U.S. Presidential candidate since Richard Nixon has voluntarily released copies of their tax returns to the public so that voters can assess the amount and sources of income, taxes paid, charitable contributions and other data which can affect our propensity to elect them. Donald Trump has refused to do so, claiming this might affect audits of his returns currently underway. This claim, on its face, is absurd, since he would simply be releasing information the IRS already has. No new information would be disclosed. We should insist that Mr Trump adhere to the same custom as past Presidential candidates, and encourage the FEC to make tax return disclosure a requirement in future elections.
Petition to President of the United States, Internal Revenue Service, Donald Trump
Tax strike! Defer payment of federal income tax until Trump leaves.
We, the people, are deferring payment of our federal income tax, as an act of protest and free speech, until Donald Trump and his family leave office. The Trump administration is a catastrophe which has harmed the standing of our nation and its international relationships. Its policies do not represent the majority of US citizens. Trump's actions are destroying our ability to self-govern via rule of law and free press. Our national security has been compromised, endangering us. Armed Nazi groups are marching through our cities and waging ISIS-style attacks on unsuspecting pedestrians. The undersigned are acting to deprive the federal government of financing until such time as we have a government that represents the majority of US citizens and upholds the Constitution of the United States. Effective immediately, we intend to: a) minimize withholding by taking maximum Allowances on form W-4 b) file for automatic IRS Extension using form 4868 c) indicate our participation in this organized action by attaching a note mentioning this petition on your IRS submissions" "Trump tax protest". Do NOT mark anything on the return itself. Organized tax resistance follows many historical precedents set by the Boston Tea Party, the Suffragettes, and more. We especially cite the example set by Donald Trump, who proclaimed that not paying taxes to a disastrous government is "smart". We take this as an example from the top. We recognize there may be penalties incurred by these actions. We hereby request the IRS to acknowledge our organized protest as a protected act of free speech under the 1st Amendment, and to abrogate any penalties or fines which would normally be charged for the duration of this action. More: http://www.villagevoice.com/2017/03/13/americans-are-stiffing-the-irs-to-protest-trump/
Petition to Lynne Goldbach
Repeal of taxability of Security Payments for Senior Citizens
This issue is to ask that an injustice in the tax code to be corrected in the reform that will be happening this year. It deals with Code Section 86 which deals with the taxability of Social Security Benefits on seniors. Senior Citizen have tried to save for the future. They hope and pray that their pension fund, and Social Security Benefit will give a comforts retirement. Seniors are overwhelmed now when it comes to cost of food, housing, medical and prescription drugs. Many States in the union do not tax Social Security payments for their State income tax. Thus, my suggestion is the Code Section 86 be repealed in entirety. However, if this does not happen, it should be updated. Code Section 86 was put into law on April 20, 1983 It became effective for all tax years after 1984.It reads as follows: Social Security Per IRS Web site: https://www.irs.gov/uac/are-social-security-benefits-taxable Tax Formula. Here’s a quick way to find out if a taxpayer must pay taxes on their Social Security benefits: Add one-half of the Social Security income to all other income, including tax-exempt interest. Then compare that amount to the base amount for their filing status. If the total is more than the base amount, some of their benefits may be taxable Base Amounts. The three base amounts are: $25,000 – if taxpayers are single, head of household, qualifying widow or widower with a dependent child or married filing separately and lived apart from their spouse for all of 2016$32,000 – if they are married filing jointly$0 – if they are married filing separately and lived with their spouse at any time during the year. Maximum taxable part. Generally, up to 50% of your benefits will be taxable. However, up to 85% of your benefits can be taxable if either of the following situations applies to you. The total of one-half of your benefits and all your other income is more than $34,000 ($44,000) if you are married filing jointly). Proposed Ideas: 1) Repeal totally 2) If not repealed, the exclusion for Married filing joint should be increased from $32,000 to $50,000 for 50% rate. (Single rate $25,000 x 2 = $50,000 or new married exclusion) . If not repealed, the exclusion for Married filing joint should be increased from $34,000 to $68,000 for 85% rate. (Single rate $34,000 x 2 = $68,000 or new married exclusion) . Since 1984 to 2017, the consumer price index has increased by 134.6%. Each year, Revenue Procedures announce increase in rates for various other parts of the tax code. It includes increases for Tax Tables, Exemptions, Child Tax Credits and many more items. For a listing of the items, please see the following: Revenue Procedure: 2015-53 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-15-53.pdf Revenue Procedure: 2016-55 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-16-55.pdf However, there has never been an adjustment due to inflation for Code Section 86. A paper was completed in 2015 which addresses the inflation issue. https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/issuepapers/ip2015-02.html Past changes to tax law have benefitted families with children substantially by increasing exemptions, child tax credit, earned income credit, and college credits. It is now time to help out the middle class elderly people by repealing the tax on Social Security or at least make it fair and equitable based on changes in the economy of the United States over the past 33 years. If not repealed, the 50% single taxable new rates with Consumer Price Index should be $33,650.00. ($25,000 x 134.6%), and the married filing joint should be $67,300 ($33,650 single updated rate X 2). The 85% single taxable new rate be $45,800.00. ($34,000 x 134.6%), and the married filing joint should be 91,600.00 ($45.800 single updated rate X 2).
Petition to IRS, United States Supreme Court
Have the IRS review the Church of Scientology's tax exempt status!
The Church of Scientology is a religious organisation that was founded in the 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard. The organisation has branches all over the United States and the planet and claims that it is a religion that helps to better people and the world. Scientology has recently come under immense controversy as ex-members have spoken out about the abuse they faced in Scientology. Abuse ranging from physical, sexual, psychological and emotional. Scientology also has a habit of harassing people who dare to speak out. From stalking, to camping outside of their homes, to making false claims about their characters, to filing ridiculous lawsuits and trying to frame them for serious crimes. Evidence for all of the abuse and crimes are immense and we are asking the IRS to review this organisation and possibly take away their tax-exempt status. No organisation should have that status if they are taking advantage of their members in such a horrible manner. We don't want to end Scientology, we just want the abuses to stop.
Petition to Donald Trump, Reince Priebus
Ask Donald Trump to pay federal income taxes
Dear President-Elect Trump, April 15 is not too far away. We respectfully respect that you plan to pay federal income taxes by that day, like tens of millions of Americans of all political viewpoints. We believe this is an essential and fundamental duty of all citizens. Thank you.