“What If the Government Had to Earn Your Money?”

The Problem

Taxation ensures that the government’s revenue is independent of the outcomes it achieves, leading to ineffectiveness, waste, and even corruption in public services.

The Solution

Increase people’s influence on the provision of public services, allowing them to send more of their money to where it will do the most good.

So, what if you could choose where to send
your tax dollars?

Most Human Welfare Is Provided Without Compulsion

Most of our human needs are met by non-governmental entities, many of which deliver services more effectively and efficiently than government agencies.


A non-profit is a corporation whose shareholders do not make profits and which measures its success in terms of a benefit it provides to the community it serves.

Co-ops/Mutual Societies

Whereas a charity acts as a third party that receives donations from some people, which it uses to the benefit of other people, a mutual society or co-op involves multiple people coming together for their collective benefit. Typically, members put funds in to a pot when they can afford to, to take them out when they need to.

For-Profit Corporations

The overwhelming majority of the products and services that Americans require are provided by for-profit corporations, which directly provide a needed product or service for money. Since a company must provide value to customers to make a profit, its interests are aligned with those of the people that it serves.

Good intentions are worth nothing without good outcomes.

The Universal Tax Credit

In 1997, Arizona implemented the nation’s first charitable tax credit, allowing tax payers to redirect up to $200 of their tax bill to non-profits that serve low-income Arizonans. In 2015, 116,000 Arizona taxpayers used the credit, sending $32.3 million to deserving non-profits.

Crudely put, the political Left favors strong public service provision, while the political Right favors small government. Arizona’s charitable tax credit provides both at the same time, and so became so popular that it was increased to $400 last year.

We have developed the Universal Tax Credit, adapted from Arizona’s charitable tax credit, to enable other states to begin to move the provision of public services from compulsion to compassion.

“The tax system should serve the people, and not the other way around.”

“What If the Government Had to Earn Your Money?”

Welcome to the Tax Revolution.