In October of 2017, the Spanish Taxpayers Union (UC) launched the first edition of its Regional Tax Competitiveness Index. This report inspired by the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index measures the country’s seventeen regional fiscal systems by analyzing 64 indicators and produces a ranking to show how each of them performs in comparison with the rest.Read more
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Hampered by high marginal tax rates and complex business tax rules, the United States again ranks towards the bottom of the pack on our 2017 International Tax Competitiveness Index, placing 30 out of 35 OECD countries.Read more
Dear WTA Members, Observers, and Friends:
Regional Taxpayers Forum Bangkok Thailand, December 8-10, 2017
The second WTA-sponsored Regional Taxpayers Forum of 2017 will take place in Bangkok Thailand, December 8-10. The World Taxpayers Associations along with Asia-Pacific Taxpayers Union are pleased to invite Asian and international delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance the cause of limited and accountable government.Read the full letter
Nearly every basic necessity in Britain – housing, food, transport, energy – is made more expensive by government intervention and taxation. So-called “compassionate” policies proposed by politicians are actually having the opposite effect, and making life worse for all of us.Read more
The Taxpayers Association of Ukraine in collaboration with the Taxpayers Association of Europe is inviting taxpayers groups, and not only, to join them in Kiev for the European conference: “The Future of Europe”.Read more
This report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the 28 Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway which are members of the European Economic Area. In addition to the analysis of Europe-wide trends, the report includes country chapters covering the 28 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.Read more
If there is a universal law of the free market, it must be the principle of competition, notably with regards to prices. Our walls, our screens, our media [JE NE COMPRENDS PAS] remind us of this every single day. Without this competition, technical progress would be of no benefit to consumers. Herein lies the crucial flaw of state-directed economies. The market always knows better than a commission of super technocrats what must be the correct price of a pair of shoelaces.Read more
Global political leaders can’t seem to agree on much these days, except perhaps for one thing: cracking down on corporate tax avoidance. Over the past few months, more than 100 countries have signed on to the Inclusive Framework sponsored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which sets common rules for addressing base erosion and profit shifting, commonly known as BEPS.Read more
Momentum 107 survey shows that almost six out of 10 people support developing areas of country parks that are of low ecological value.Read more
U.S. not committed to completing NAFTA talks by end of 2017: Trump’s trade czar.
Europe has corporate tax reform in its sights.
Today it is the German tax freedom day. ONLY 45.4 CENT OF EVERY EURO REMAIN AT TAXPAYERS’ FREE DISPOSALRead more