Will go off without the revolutionaries firing a shot, but it will bring down the Socialist Government as surely as if ten million men at arms rose up to oppose the Government.
Note to Rivrsis: yes, I am aware that the Government is not officially socialist, but it's masters sincerely desire that outcome, and you can only call skunk cabbage a salad green until it's time to take a bite of the salad.
Back to the revolution. To succeed, any revolution must have popular support. Not overwhelming popular support, but enough of it to make the government fall. In the case of the USA, I estimate that no less than 30% of the citizens would have to participate in this revolution for it to succeed.
What will be the weapons of the revolutionaries?
Their checkbooks and banking programs.
The ultimate revolution, and one for which the Government can never prepare (it is actively preparing for an armed revolution), is the cut-off of it's money.
What is the biggest obstacle to an armed revolution? The taking class is the biggest obstacle. There is a huge surplus of "cannon fodder" right now. The Government pays the way for probably 40% of the folks, and part of the way for another 10-15%. If an armed revolution broke out, the Government would simply enlist all those dependent folks to help put down the revolt. It's hard for an armed revolution to succeed when the partisans are outnumbered 2-to-1 by those who would turn them in, if not actually fight them. An armed revolution cannot fight both the government and it's colossal army of government dependent citizens. If you, John Q. Partisan, loaded up your car with your S.H.T.F. gear and guns and headed for your sooper-secrit militia rendezvous, you would be reported by snitches fifteen times before you got there. You would be engaged by hostile fire before you could join up with your putative comrades, and the armed revolution would die a-borning.
Consider a different revolution. It's three or four years down the road, and the Government has borrowed so much money and issued so much fiat paper that it now takes 75% of the revenue stream to just pay interest.
The revolutionaries have prepared, they have stocked up on food and put their taxpaying cash aside in their mattresses, or in gold, or some other secure place. On April 15th of that year, when the Feds normally finish collecting the 80% of their entire revenue take for the year, that huge chunk of the Federal necessary fails to come in. The folks who aren't takers, over half of that category or about 15-20% of the citizenry , just do not pay (the takers don't pay any tax anyway). The Treasury Department plays the pea and shells game for maybe 90 days, but then the defaults start cascading, and within 30 days, the conservative opposition asks for and gets the resignation of every liberal congresscritter and Administration hack. New elections are held on short notice, and since the stock market has crashed and the Dow is at 10% of it's pre-revolt level, no one can write those big checks to support new liberal candidates, so they lose and a veto-proof conservative government is installed. It immediately cuts Federal payroll by 60% and Federal expense by 40%, balances the budget, creates a surplus, starts paying down the national Debt, and passes a Balanced Budget Amendment.
Could the Socialists counter this tax revolt in the making? They would see it coming, as millions of taxpayers adjusted their witholding level to the legal minimum and stopped making their Estimated Tax payments (quarterlies). They might even make a splash and hurriedly try to jail the leaders of the tax resistance. For every one who went to the cushy Federal pen, a thousand would rise to take that resister's place, and soon, the Feds would stop that gambit. After all, they didn't convince the illegals to stop barging into the country, did they?
Nope, anything the Feds did to counter the tax resistance would end in disaster, and the fight against the resistance would be doomed on the first day the welfare checks didn't go out. Those takers are fickle, you see. They want their FREE SHIT, and if they don't get it, then some bullets would fly. It would be the welfare class shooting up the cities in rage at their FREE SHIT being cut off. There might be some riotous skirmishes, but sorry, Three Percenters, the guns aren't going to win this war, cash will.
That is the future of Revolution in this country, and the quicker the Socialists try to ram their failed system down the throats of the taxpayers of this Nation, the sooner that Revolution will come.
Socialism is doomed, you see, as long as there are enough people who still believe in earning their way. For now, that's slightly over half, but that half is plenty more than enough to carry off a tax revolt.