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July 2014 - Volume 20, Number 3


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What’s New at PII?

By Deborah D. Thornton, Editor, FACTS & OPINIONS


Racheter Attends World Taxpayers Association International Conference

“Working together for lower taxes, less waste, limited and accountable government, and taxpayer rights all over the world.”


PII President, Dr. Donald Racheter aattended the World Taxpayers Association (WTA) bi-annual International Conference, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 29-31, in his capacity as the assigned member of the WTA Advisory Board from Iowans For Tax Relief.


WTA is an umbrella organization of taxpayer advocacy associations working for taxpayer rights, flatter and simpler taxes, tax competition, government transparency, and reasonable limits on government spending, taxes, and debt. 


WTA facilitates and supports the effectiveness and expansion of taxpayer advocacy around the world — especially in countries where the state carries a heavy hand.  WTA provides information and recommendations on pro-taxpayer principles and policies to lawmakers and media, providing resources and opportunities to advance the work of member associations.


There were over 200 people in attendance at the conference, from as far away as Australia and Tanzania.


“The taxpayers’ movement has grown out of the desire of citizens to protect themselves from the increasing tax claims of the state.  It works toward a society with lower taxes and more individual freedom.  It wishes to stimulate efficiency and economy in the public sector.  It supports legislation to limit tax burdens, prevent unjust harassment by tax collectors, and provide clear information about government taxation and expenditure.”

– World Taxpayers Association Statutes,
adopted 1988


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