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War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiate a war of aggression therefore, is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself, the accumulated evil of the whole...Crimes against international law are committed by men, not by abstract entities, and only by punishing individuals who commit such crimes can the provisions of international law be enforced.

- Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal judgement 1946

A Note on Setting Aside Taxes in a Trust for HM Government

This isn't tax exemption, but having a say on whether the taxes we pay are used responsibly, not criminally and in the best interests of those who pay it.


As it is, we have a government who supports war - be it Ukraine, Yemen or Gaza - and a public who clearly doesn't.


There is case law (R v Letts) which makes clear it is illegal to fund terrorism, where terrorism is defined as 'the threat or use of firearms or explosives endangering life for a political cause'. Aside from the moral and ethical issues and the debts incurred for future generations, the law is clear.


The Terrorism Act 2000 [TA2000] 

Section 1 defines terrorism as: The threat or use of firearms or explosives endangering life for a political cause.  

Section 17. A person commits an offence if he enters into or becomes concerned in an arrangement as a result of which money or other property is made available to another, and he knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that it will or may be used for the purposes of terrorism.  


This is why you set your taxes aside in a Declaration and Deed of Conditional Trust - the condition being that HM Government proves beyond a reasonable doubt that none of the monies they collect via the tax system (all of which are paid into the Consolidated Fund along with fines) are spent on war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism or any other kind of criminal activity. This is not an unreasonable request and the burden of proof is with HM Gov. Your Tax Monies are placed in this Trust and HM Gov named as Primary Beneficiary. You can no longer touch this money. At the end of the tax year, if HM Gov has failed to meet the burden of proof threshold required for them to be able to collect the taxes, the monies in the trust revert to the Secondary Beneficiary - this can be you, or anyone you've nominated. You are both Trustee and Settlor.


Fill in the Deed, sign it and get it witnessed (not by a family member) and send recorded delivery along with your cover letter (all provided on site under dropdown menu below steps 1-6) to the Council/HMRC/Parking Authority CEO - i.e. whomever is claiming you owe a fee - be it tax or a fine. The authorities will treat this as a complaint and kick it around. Send a second letter and a third. Unless you want your tax monies to pay for munitions that murder civilian men, women and children (the *Lancet has just put the figure of deaths in Gaza due to the ongoing hostilities at 186,000), the ethical and responsible action is to set aside these taxes in a trust until HM Gov can show they will be used to benefit the taxpayer in the country which elected them as a public servant - and not to murder innocent men, women and children in distant lands.


If your tax is taken at source, you would need your employer to fill in the Trust for businesses which can be found on the business site: along with a sample letter. If you are self employed, just follow Steps 1-6 on the site for individuals.


The government is in breach of international laws which have been ratified into UK Law. We have the right to not be criminally complicit. Today we are tens of thousands. Eventually, we will become a tsunami.


Stand up. Stay strong.


Read the Simple Steps on Using the Taxation Trust Documents at bottom of this page.


Download the relevant DEED, Cover Letter and (if needed) Pre-action protocol using the drop down menu below the STEPS 1-6 heading


Fill in the TOTAL amount of taxes and fines allegedly owed. This includes income tax, council tax, ULEZ and any of the 230 taxes that go to parliament's Consolidated Fund. Get the document witnessed. This can be a work colleague or friend but NOT a family member.


Post a registered COPY of the DEED to each relevant party (Council, ULEZ, HMRC) with the relevant letter & UK Law Governing War and Genocide (on HMRC drop down).


Place your original signed and witnesses TRUST DEED with 10% of the TOTAL of the alleged taxes and fines you owe together with a cheque (post-dated April 5th 2024) OR Promissory Note (see below) separate from your regular day-to-day financial dealings (lockbox/safe/separate account - as this money NO LONGER BELONGS TO YOU). As HMG is the Primary Beneficiary, the taxes & fines have been paid. By the end of the tax year, if the conditions of the TRUST are not met, the TRUST DEED is revoked and the money goes to the Secondary Beneficiary, which is you. You are also the TRUSTEE and SETTLOR.


When the HMRC or Council comes back to you with their reasons as to why the DEED has no basis in law, remind them of clause 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which states that; a person commits an offence if he invites, receives or provides money or other property, and knows, or has reasonable cause to suspect, it may be used for the purposes of terrorism, where terrorism is defined as the threat or use of firearms or explosions endangering life for a political or ideological cause.

A Note on Promissory Notes

In Fielding & Platt Ltd v Selim Najjar (1969), Lord Denning declared "We have repeatedly said in this court that a bill of exchange or promissory note is to be treated as cash. It is to be honoured unless there is some good reason to the contrary." When issuing a promissory note, you are settling the debt in full. Your signature as trustee of your birth trust, endorses the note and creates it's value once the note has been delivered.

What Happens Next

TRUSTS are what MPs and oligarchs use to avoid tax. We are not avoiding tax, we are holding the taxes in trust for HMG until such time that HMG is willing to abide by International Law. It's hardly an unreasonable request.


The alternative is to pay our taxes direct to HMG (as opposed to paying them into a revocable TRUST for HMG) wherein we would then be breaking International Law ourselves by aiding and abetting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The DEEDS are not a panacea. Below is a response you are unlikely to receive from HMRC or the Councils:


'That's amazing. Never could we have imagined we were in breach of International Law. Of course you shouldn't risk being complicit by paying us your taxes due and please do let us know at your earliest possible convenience how much backdated tax you'd like refunded'.

The job of the HMRC and Councils is to get money from you. So when they tell you they don't accept the DEED, too bad. Not their call to make. Your money, your choice. Send the next letter and then the next. If they threaten you with a lien on any of your assets, the next step could be a pre-Action Protocol letter. Never forget, THEY ARE BREAKING INTERNATIONAL LAW. And we are choosing to abide by it.


By placing your taxes into a DEED you are not wilfully refusing to pay tax. You have paid the tax into a trust which - like a will - has strings attached.

1. The Council will tell you the DEED has no standing in law. This is because their version of the 'law' is legislation and in the case of Council Tax wherein it is not a criminal offence to not pay Council Tax, it is impossible to enforce.

2. After you've written back to them several times, the may send you what looks like a Court Summons. In fact, this is a piece of paper generated by the Council themselves which is a fraud. If you go to the court, you won't see your name listed outside as the so-called Liability Orders (LOs) are bulk issued (another fraud) and don't exist other than as a digital record within the 'court' hired for the day by the Council. The 'magistrates' (lawyers hired for the day) are fully aware of this ruse, because if you visit the court during a LO bulk issue day and watch them like hawks (the more of you the merrier), they become quite agitated and spend a lot of time staring at the desk or turning puce. It's a great day out.

3. The 'court' summonses will keep on coming, but as the LOs are not enforceable, there's nothing they can do about it. Rest assured tough, HMG will be drumming up more Legislation in an attempt to keep the great unwashed at bay. It won't work. Statutes are not Laws. They are rules or regulations of a society given the force of law by the consent of the governed. They are not inherently law and no government act can transform them into law. All statutes operate under the consent of the society. This consent is individual, not collective. It's a choice. A choice to belong to society or not.

4. As the Councils know their tax is unenforceable - they send a demand and not a bill - they will resort to threats, coercion and even blackmail. They are extorting money from you using fraudulent means. Malfeasance in public office carries a five year jail term.

But we don't want them in jail. We want them on our side. Many (not the CEOs) who work in Councils are just like us; financially crippled by the fraudulent tax of inflation and an infinite cycle of boom & bust, which the bankers refer to as 'fleecing the flock'. Many councillors, if they learn about limited liability multi-stakeholder co-ops for example which could effortlessly replace councils at a far lower cost (my council collects £437M/per year for just over 200,000 residents paying an average of £2,183) they may just come on board.

We are all in the same boat. Unity and empathy are our strong suits. While there is much which divides us, there is far more that unites us:

Some simple steps on using the taxation trust documents


1. Share and read the Lawful Tax Resistance Article (bottom of 'Lawful Taxation' home page).


2. Clarify your understanding of every statement in the Declaration of Sovereignty and Deed of Trust (D&D) document and the lawful, legal and legitimate basis for refusing to take a financial part in Britain's illegal criminal wars, mass murders, crimes against humanity and genocides that take place ONLY because taxpayers fund these crimes by paying tax. Be aware that every taxpayer pays £18,300 direct and indirect tax each year into the Government's Consolidated Fund, 10% of which (£1,830) is spent on so called 'defence' (buying weapons, ships, aircraft, tanks, missiles, bombs etc.), and paying military forces to use them to attack and murder 100,000 men women and children every year.


3. Then read and check that you understand section 1 of the United Nations Act 1946, Article 41 of the UN Charter, section 15 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and section 52 of the International Criminal Court Act 2001 and that these criminal offences apply to every person in the UK including the Monarch, the Prime Minister and every adult taxpayer.


4. Fill in, sign and witness your D&Ds, take two or three copies of each person's D&D and place the original and cash or a cheque or a promissory note in a separate safe place at home. 


5. If doing this as part of a group, make a firm commitment to each other in your group that you will together take a lawful, legal and legitimate stand against this criminal government activity and put your taxes in trust for one, more or all of the following Government agents - your local Council, HMRC (His Majesty's Revenue and Customs), the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) and/or businesses, institutions and/or corporations that you know or suspect are passing / or will pass money or property to HM Government.


6. Decide which tax demands that you as a group will withhold first. (Council Tax, Income Tax, Vehicle Licences, VAT, PAYE, NI etc).


7. Look through some of the 'model' letters to send to a Council, Employers, HMRC etc. and write your own letter in your own words explaining why you are withholding the money and the conditions they will need to meet if you (as trustee) are to hand over the money to them. 


8. Post the letters (individual or joint) with a copy of your D&D to your chosen government agent (Council, HMRC etc).


9. Inform your local Freedom Co-op / Hub organiser of your actions so that you can build up a list of those local people that are lawfully withholding taxes.


10. Plan the next steps (such as meeting with your local councillors / journalists / local media outlets to educate them on the lawful duty to withhold tax when the money is used for criminal purposes.


11. At the financial year-end send a contribution of [5 - 10%] of your tax savings to share between the Taxpayers’ Co-operative and your local Freedom Co-op, hub or group. PS if there isn't one in your area, then together with your friends set one up.  


 Chris Coverdale 1 / 11 / 23

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