Tax Protest Movement

The tax protest movement is the oldest wing of the anti-government extremist "Patriot" movement, dating back to the mid-1960s. In contrast to people who merely dislike taxes, adherents of the tax protest movement use pseudo-legal arguments to assert that they have a constitutional or legal right to not pay income taxes. They allege that there is a conspiracy to hide the fact that Americans do not need to pay taxes.

This database provides an overview of many of the terms and individuals used by or associated with movements and groups that subscribe to and/or promote extremist or hateful ideologies.