Members Highlights

Here is where members update one another with their latest news and campaigns.

Invitation: 3rd Annual Friedman Conference

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
19 March 2015 | Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance / Australia

Australia

On behalf of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, I would like to warmly invite you all to attend the 3rd Annual Friedman Conference, organised by the Australian Libertarian Society in conjunction with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, and with the support of the Institute for Public Affairs and Mannkal Economic Education Foundation.

The Friedman Conference has become the highlight of the Australian Liberty Calendar, with over 200 attendees, and the leading voices for liberty not just from Australia – but around the world: International guests include Dr Tom Palmer from the Atlas Network, viral-video sensation Remy Munfasi, and a libertarian activist from Iran.

The conference will be held in Sydney from May 2-3, and you can find further details at https://www.taxpayers.org.au/events/friedmanconference2015.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and organizations that wish greater exposure here.

I know Australia seems very far away for many of you, however we promise the trip will be worth it!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, and we look forward to seeing some of you in Sydney in May! Tim Andrews – tandrews@taxpayers.org.au

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The TaxPayers’ Alliance Launch: The Spending Plan

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13 March 2015 | Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) / United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The TaxPayers’ Alliance this week called on all Britain’s political leaders to inject a dose of honesty into the pre-general election debate about future spending cuts, with the publication of comprehensive new research project The Spending Plan.

The Spending Plan sets out comprehensive proposals for savings and reforms that would reduce public spending by 2020 to 35.2 per cent of GDP, the level forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility. To reach that level, we will need to save £50 billion a year by 2019-20.

Launching The Spending Plan, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said:

“The politicians seeking our votes owe it to all taxpayers to come clean about what spending the country can and cannot afford. This candour has so far been noticeably absent in the election campaign, with politicians failing to acknowledge the dire state of the public finances and instead clambering to make additional spending pledges.

“Our Spending Plan honestly sets out the savings that need to be made by whichever party or parties take power after the election. Today we challenge our political leaders to accept our plan or to produce a similarly rigorous set of proposals of their own which explain where it is that they would reduce spending instead.”

Read our full press release here: http://lowtax.es/198OziF

Read the summary here: http://lowtax.es/1FE7w74

Or the full report here: http://lowtax.es/1BlSuD2

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CTF Releases New Year’s Tax Changes for 2015

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29 December 2014 | Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) / Canada

Canada

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has crunched the numbers and the federal government’s Family Tax Cut (FTC) along with enhancements to the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) will give many Canadian families a considerable tax break this year.

As part of its annual New Year’s Tax Changes report, the CTF has calculated the tax savings for families from the retroactive implementation of the FTC combined with the UCCB enhancement.

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New Research shows the poor hardest hit by taxes, but the richest paying more than their “fair share”

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22 December 2014 | Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) / United Kingdom

United Kingdom

New analysis by the TaxPayers’ Alliance suggests that Britain’s tax system is neither progressive nor balanced across different income groups.

TaxPayers’ Alliance analysis shows the families on the lowest incomes pay a higher percentage of their gross income in tax than any other income group,and any increase in VAT would only make the situation worse.

However, the top 10 per cent of earners pay an average of £30,023 more in tax than they receive in state benefits or services

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