I suggest you look at maintaining your precepts scrupulously.
But also recognize that, sometimes, such as taxes potentially going to fund a war in another country, you may not have any control over the contributions you have made.
If for example, you object to the war in Iraq, there maybe more skilful ways of registering your objection and doing concrete things to either express that objection or doing things for the benefit of those displaced and hurt by the war, than not paying your taxes.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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