GLOBAL & PUBLIC FINANCE
On Tax Justice
Taxes and taxation involve people's resources. Peoples' movements and citizens groups should be concerned about this issue and the questions of who should be taxed, how taxation should be done, and how revenues from taxes should be spent.
The state's right to tax goes hand in hand with the state's obligations to protect and uphold the rights of its citizens, promote equity and justice, provide for essential services and, be transparent and democratic in formulation and implementation of budget, spending and policies.
This platform forms part of the broader agenda of southern and northern movements, organizations, NGOs and networks working to end debt domination and build new financial and economic systems nationally and internationally