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Spain: Regional Tax Competitiveness Index

Section: Tax Facts / WTA Blog
26 November 2017 | Spain: Regional Tax Competitiveness Index

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.

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WTA Chairman’s Update #7: October-December 2017

Section: Letter from the Chairman / Members Highlights / WTA Blog
28 October 2017 | WTA Chairman’s Update #7: October-December 2017

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.

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Taxation trends in the European Union 2017

Section: Tax Facts / WTA Blog
26 September 2017 | Taxation trends in the European Union 2017

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.

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Say No to any type of tax harmonization inside the EU!

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
19 September 2017 | Contribuables Associés / France


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.

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Misleading Claims about Multi-National Corporate Tax Avoidance

Section: Members Highlights / WTA Blog
2 September 2017 | Tax Foundation / United States

United States

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.

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