Lithuanian Free Market Institute’s Tax Calculator
12 August 2016
The Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) has developed a great tool called the Tax Calculator, and they want to share it with you!
This is a wonderful idea for a taxpayer group to bring awareness to people on how much tax they actually pay.
LFMI’s tax calculator http://mokumokescius.
How it works: Creating the calculator, one indicates the individual net wage income, get the amount of income and social security contributions (and a breakdown of these), and then travel through the personal expenditures to see what taxes are paid every time money is spent on different categories of goods or services.
At the end, one gets the total personal tax amount paid and the personal Tax Freedom Day, and finally gets the personal bill from government showing where the government spends the taxes paid (the tax amount is broken down by government expenditure areas). One can also go through those government spending areas to see how much they constitute in terms of government revenues and spending proportions.
LFMI can help other groups to replicate the tax calculator. They provide the roadmap and the application package with uncompressed working files of illustrations, codes, website style guidelines at no additional cost. They also give the texts and translations.
Other adaptations: LFMI has adapted the tax calculator for Poland http://sprawdzpodatki.pl.
If you are interested in adapting this Tax Calculator to your country, please contact their Development & Programs Director, Aneta Vainė: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are eager to help!