Governments need to give more attention to promoting equity through taxation and have multiple policy tools at their disposal to promote more equitable societies. How much tax different individuals pay, and how much they get back in public services can have an important effect on the overall distribution of income, wealth and economic and political opportunities—and determine how fair and equitable a society is.
See firsthand how our partners are at the forefront of reforming Guatemala’s budget and tax systems so that they advance the public interest.
Tax Equity Resources
Executive Summary – A Taxing Journey: How civic actors influence tax policy
A Taxing Journey: How civic actors influence tax policy
France: The Yellow Vests and their social media-driven tax revolt
Guatemala: Playing the insider / outsider game to reform tax administration
Uganda: Working through coalitions to oppose unfair taxes
Mexico: The long fight to improve transparency and address the inequities of tax amnesties
Kenya: Pursuing public interest litigation to counter unjust tax policy
The Philippines: Critical collaboration and adaptability to influence tax reform
Is it Time to Rationalize Tax Expenditures?
Civil society organizations and taxation: Emerging trends and priorities
IBP joins the Addis Tax Initiative to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting equitable taxation
Putting the “social” into “social contracts”
Understanding the role of citizens in promoting equitable taxation: A peek at upcoming IBP publications
Friend of the Court? The role of judiciaries in tax reform
As our countries confront the pandemic, governments must review and eliminate tax privileges
Building coalitions to promote equitable taxation beyond the COVID era
Additional tax-related resources are available here.