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Freedom Watch
IRS Fines Families for Refusing SSNs

On May 11, Congressman John Hostettler testified in support of H.R. 2494, the Child’s Alternative Tax Act, at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing. HSLDA had submitted to the committee written testimony that included a compilation of true stories of home schoolers who are facing heavy fines from the IRS. In accordance with their religious convictions, these families have refused to obtain Social Security numbers for their children. Read their stories at