We propose the implementation of a new system called Tax Tagging whereby;
- Income tax is tagged and tracked so the taxpayer has a greater understanding how and where their money is being spent.
- The tax payer gets to nominate where they want a portion of their tax money spent, i.e. a new hospital in their region or a new national high speed train network.
Technically this would not be difficult to implement. Neither is it something which would be particularly expensive to set up. The Taxation Office in Australia has grown arrogant. If a business is a day late with their BAS payment they're hit with a fine. If you need to call and ask them a question, you're put on hold for 40 minutes. It's about time the ATO was as accountable to the people of Australia as they expect us to be to them.