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Muda Markus Dolopoto asked 1 month ago

🤑On What Basis Does Your Country Imposes Taxes?

Taxation by the state is only called a tax if the taxation is carried out by law without the people being directly rewarded by the taxation. If the taxation is not based on law (for example, based on regulations that are lower than law) and is carried out by force without the people getting direct compensation from the taxation, then the taxation is not a tax, but robbery. Such taxation is categorized as a criminal offense which is subject to robbery, even if it is committed by the official government. In England there is a convention which says that no taxation without representation. In the USA it is also said that taxation without representation is robbery. In Indonesia it is stipulated in the Constitution, namely: “Taxes and other levies of a compelling nature for the needs of the state are regulated by law.” What about your country, on what basis does your country imposes taxes?

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

Taxes are based on the laws passed by parliament. The rest I can’t tell.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 1 month ago

The basis of taxes in my country is to finance government expenditure.In my country government expenditure includes financing for social and economic infrastructures, public administration,and financing the public debt.some times government imposes tax for regulation harmful products.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Muda. 
 
I am from Indonesia, so I go with your answer. 😀
 
Muda, I need to ask you, does our law really avoid a robbery by the government through taxes or is it just a way to legalize the robbery?

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Edward Duffy answered 1 month ago

In Australia taxes are imposed by all levels of government and predominantly based on income and we have a broad based consumption tax and there are other taxes to pay for government services and also to pay for the social security system in this country.
All of this is extremely important for the running of the country.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Edward.
 
You must have a thorough knowledge of that subject. Currently, what is the tax to GDP ratio in Australia?

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Edward Duffy answered 1 month ago

Hi Ahmad, I am an accountant so it is an occupational hazard.
2017/18 the Tax to GDP ratio in Australia was 28.6%. These are the latest numbers available I think.

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Steinar Kloverod answered 1 month ago

Taxes in Norway is decided by the parlament.  The income from taxes is devided between the state and the municipalities.  We have also a consumer tax on everything we buy and consumes and a separat tax on property.  The income from these taxes is used for all the services covered by the state and the municipalities.

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