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The Big Idea

Ex'Tax Means
Tax on resources up Tax on labour down
This leads to
Clever use of resources Abundance of services

Ex'tax is the proposal by Eckart Wintzen (1939-2008) to bring tax on resources up and tax on labour down, creating a proper incentive to use abundant and recycled materials instead of scarce ones. Lower taxes on labour would make it more affordable to benefit from the abundance of capacities of people, boosting manpower, craftsmanship and creativity.

Ex’tax enables a more sustainable kind of prosperity, based on sensible use of resources and more jobs and services.

Read the Ex’tax whitepaper

What other say about Ex'tax

  • (..) offsetting increased carbon prices with lower labour taxes can potentially decrease labour costs (without affecting salaries), enhance employment and reduce the attractiveness of informal economic activity.

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Read full quote
  • Shifting taxes away from labour should be a priority for all Member States.

    European Commission - Read full quote
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Facts and figures

Europe is running out of resources
20 things you want to know about tax