“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 organizations are sending to the new WHO Director Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus in reference to the plain packaging policy the organization continues to promote.Read more
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The online tax calculator developed by Contribuyentes por Respeto has been officially adopted as standard by the tax-collecting agency in Peru.Read more
Satyajeet Marar, Director of Policy at the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and Anjali Nadaradjane, Research Associate at the same organization, wrote an article that canvases the most recent data/evidence and focuses on Australia’s tobacco plain packaging as both a policy failure as well as an attack on IP rights.Read more
Contribuables Associes is running a petition in order to stop the hike of Social Security Contributions and of local taxes, the so-called Macron TaxRead more
Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, debunks European Commission claims justifying new taxes on digital companies in this blog.Read more
Dear WTA Members, Observers, and Friends:
Regional Taxpayers Forum Bangkok Thailand, December 8-10, 2017
Thirty-two delegates from 16 countries joined in Bangkok this past December for the second WTA-sponsored Regional Taxpayers Forum of 2017. Attendees shared ideas on fundraising, strategic planning, tax reform, tax competition and social media. Following the main event, a meeting of the Asia Pacific Taxpayers Union took place where Chinese Taxpayers Union president Mr. Liu was confirmed as chairman.
Like the United Kingdom in 2008, the federal government in Canada has introduced an “escalator tax” that automatically raises taxes on beer, spirits and wine each year based on the rate of inflation.Read more
Croatian Taxpayers Alliance Lipa has launched a new project – The Black Book of Public Spending, which documents examples of wasteful spending and raises awareness of citizens and taxpayers about their rights.Read more
The Respect for Taxpayers Day becomes an official commemorative day in Lithuania to be celebrated on the 11th of May. A recently adopted law is a result of a petition submitted by the Lithuanian Free Market Institute.Read more
December has been a busy month for Korea Taxpayers’ Association – and a headache for lawmakers – as Kim Suntaek (KTA’s president) continued the campaign against excessive tax benefits to religious leaders.Read more