The Take: How much of Americans’ tax money funds war?

Interest in US tax resistance is growing amid Israel’s war on Gaza.

People walk by a Liberty Tax office ahead of Tax Return season in Manhattan, New York, US, December 28, 2017
People walk by a Liberty Tax office ahead of tax-filing season in Manhattan, New York, the United States, December 28, 2017 [Andrew Kelly/Reuters]

Interest in tax resistance is spiking in the US, ahead of the April 15 deadline when most Americans’ tax bills will come due. How many of them know where those tax dollars go, and how much of those taxes fund wars around the world?

In this episode: 

  • Lindsay Koshgarian (@lindsaykosh) – Program director of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by David Enders and Fahrinisa Campana with our host Natasha Del Toro, in for Malika Bilal. Zaina Badr and Sonia Bhagat fact-checked this episode.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is The Take’s executive producer. Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera