Tax Reform

 Estate Tax  Franchise Tax
Gas Tax  Property Tax
Sales Tax  Tax Abatement
Economic Development Act  Income Tax
Tax & Assessment Freeze Land Value Tax
Tax Increment Financing 380 and 381 Agreements
Property Tax Circuit Breakers Tax & Expenditure Limits
 Real Estate Transfer Tax  Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax
 Special Districts Sales Tax Holiday
Severance Tax

Our current tax system is outrageously unjust. It is riddled with loopholes, subsidies and dodges for corporations and the super-rich. Most working people pay too much in taxes compared to corporations, multi-millionaires and billionaires. Many of our biggest and most profitable corporations pay little or no tax. Much investment income is taxed at less than the rate workers pay.

We can afford to cut taxes for most people if we make corporations and the super-rich pay their fair share. Then we can cut them even more when we halt our nation’s wasteful spending on wars, weaponry and militarism.

We call for progressive taxation, shifting tax from individuals to corporations, taxing “bads” not “goods,” taxing unearned income at the same rate as earned income, taxing speculation on Wall Street, and cutting corporate tax giveaways.

We will institute comprehensive tax reform to simplify the tax system. We will eliminate loopholes and other exemptions that favor corporate and wealthy interests over tax justice.

Small business, in particular, should not be penalized by a tax system which benefits those who can “work” the legislative tax committees for breaks and subsidies. We support substantive and wide-ranging re- form of the tax system that helps create jobs, economic efficiencies and innovation within the small business community. We will end “corporate welfare.” Smaller businesses are the U. S. A’s great strength. Greens believe government should have a tax policy which encourages small and socially responsible business.
Source: Green Party Platform – Tax Reform


Texas Constitution
Code – Government
Chapter – 403 Comptroller of Public Accounts
Section – 403.014 Report on Effect of Certain Tax Provisions