Task Force Description
The highest responsibility of every local government is the annual budget. Finance committee members value fiscal responsibility and real accountability to hardworking taxpayers and the money they contribute to government. The committee works diligently to develop best practices on low taxation and spending priorities.
Many times the needs of local government trump the needs of the individual taxpayer. Changing this perspective means there needs to be a paradigm shift in the way local governments think about finances. Local elected officials should look for ways to save taxpayer money and strive to become debt free.
The formula of low tax and debt free policies, will necessarily result in a stronger local economy when taxpayers have more money to spend. These principles work on the federal, state and local level, and are embraced by the ACCE Finance Committee.
All Model Policies
Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden, and Whereas, Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in [Insert Current Year] than they will on food, …
WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the option not collect personal property taxes, and WHEREAS, personal property taxes make it impossible for businesses and citizens to own …
The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens. Simplicity – The tax code should be easy for the average citizen to understand, and it should minimize the cost …
A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) Final
WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace for governments at all levels, to solve financial problems by creating new taxes and/or increasing existing taxes with little or …