Self-Taxation

Self-Taxation

 

in the USSR, the voluntary contribution of funds by the populations of rural districts and summer cottage communities for public-works projects of a local character and for cultural development. For example, self-taxation may be used to fund the construction and repair of roads, bridges, wells, and public baths. The decision for self-taxation is taken at a general meeting of the citizens of one or several localities belonging to a given rural soviet. The general meeting also establishes the specific use of the funds collected under self-taxation and the maximum amount of annual self-taxation payments from kolkhozniki, manual and office workers living permanently in rural localities, self-employed farmers, handicraft workers, and so forth. A uniform rate is established for the given rural soviet or settlement, with the payments of self-employed farmers at least 25 percent higher than those of kolkhozniki and manual and office workers. Self-taxation funds are not included in the budget of the rural soviet.

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The Tax Department's website, www.mof.gov.cy/tax, features a specialised self-taxation tool, as well as a guide explaining how to fill out the return.
The picture that emerges is that both urban centers had started industrializing by the early 1900s, possessed dynamic entrepreneurial leadership and enjoyed responsive local governments built on the foundation of self-taxation. The communal structure of these cities was that the Hindus and Sikhs owned most of the property and businesses, while the Muslims residents were principally landowners who lived in town, were artisans or unskilled workers.
This is self-taxation, not an imposed tax, and it is clear, open and transparent.
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Self-taxation is implicit in the annual economic-planning exercise, where the amount of work needed and the quota for the following year is decided.
We were at the beginnings of the European movement for self-taxation, inspired in my case by knowing about Vinoba Bhave and his "Land-Gift Movement." But why, after almost fifty years always on at least the edges of the world of mission, do I have this unhappy feeling that money can carry not only the taint of its origins but also the taint of the intentions of its donors?
The Political Criteria: Self-Taxation, Healthy Finances, and clear Laws Oriented to Proportional Taxation
On the contrary, Rosmini proposes a wider participation of the latter in the establishment of the taxes they have to pay--following the principle of "self-taxation": Give me the contributions that are equally distributed over all properties within the nation and in proportion to what they yield.
His evidence is legal documents about municipalities subject to the lordship of the city of Segovia, one of the eighteen cities of Castile with privileges of self-taxation and representation in parliament, the Cortes.
Responding to complaints that this would complicate matters for wage-earners and pensioners, she said the self-taxation form contains only five fields.
Also passed was a government bill mandating self-taxation by corporations and self-employed persons, as well as legislation specifying the deadline by which the IRD must complete tax returns to wage earners.
Friess's most striking observation was about the value of what he called "self-taxation," as opposed to taxes levied by the state.