The Bible also says that we should give willingly, not “reluctantly or under compulsion” 2 Corinthians 9:7. Taxes are by their very definition compulsory. You fulfill a moral duty through personal responsibility and care—not faceless government programs.
Of course, that is their argument. Paul is talking here about Christian gifts. When Paul talks about Government, he says
Therefore, it is necessary to be subject not only because of the wrath but also because of conscience. This is why you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Pay to all their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, toll to whom toll is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due. (Rom 13:5-7 NAB)
Umm…. So maybe the IRD really doesn’t read all the Scripture, or maybe they just don’t like the Apostle Paul.