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Taxpayers United of America (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes.

In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts.
"Our Work Speaks For Itself, Since TUA’s founding, the taxpayer watchdog group has made an impact on tax policy in Illinois and across America."
-Taxpayers United Of America

Rock Island Gov. Pensions Drive Higher Property Taxes

Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) today released its updated study on Rock Island County, Rock Island City, Moline, and East Moline government pensions.

Taxpayers at LiberTEA Fest 2019

Taxpayers were in Galesburg Saturday, September 7, 2019 for the wonderful IL LiberTEA Fest 2019. Jim Tobin, President of TUA gave a speech exposing the Illinois government pension scam. Local taxpayers were amazed at just how much former government employees were receiving. For example: Ronald L. Cope,

PENSION CONSOLIDATION BILLS WOULD RAISE PROPERTY TAXES WITHOUT REFERENDUM AND WEAKEN THE SOUND PENSION PLANS

The head of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today voiced his group’s opposition to long-standing requests of Illinois cities and towns to consolidate more than 650 police and fire pension funds, saying that the funds are in such bad financial condition that property tax increases, without property tax increase referendums, would result, and that the funds still would be essentially insolvent. Jim Tobin, TUA president, also voiced opposition specifically to House Bill 1567, sponsored by St. Rep. Ryan Spain (R-73, Peoria), which would amend the Illinois Pension Code to merge all Article 3 police officers’ pension funds and Article 4 firefighters’ pension funds into the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) on January 1, 2021.

Rockford Property Taxes Going Up to Fund Gov. Pensions!

Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) today released its updated study on Rockford-area government pensions

13th Annual Illinois Pension Report

View as PDF Report Overview Retired Government Employees Receiving $100,000+ Annually Chicago — Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) today released the results of its 13th annual Illinois state pensions report. This new report analyzes government-retiree pensions of Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’

Champaign Government Pensions Take Huge Bite out of Taxpayers

Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released its updated study of Champaign County, IL government employee pensions, publishing the top 200 pensions Champaign County Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), the top 200 pensions of the Teachers’ Retirement Fund (TRS), and the top 200 pensions of State University Retirement System (SURS). Taxpayers United of America issued the following statement based on the TEF pension study.

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TEF

Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization conducting research on facts, methods, and principles of taxation, government spending, and public attitudes on these subjects


TEF Foundation

TEF was founded alongside Taxpayers United of America to conduct research
and provide additional commentary regarding the most pressing tax issues of the day. More information can be found at taxpayereducation.org




Impact on Taxpayer watchdog

In 1977, Tobin led the first successful property tax strike in modern Illinois history.

In the past four decades, TUA has been victorious in defeating 423 tax-increase referenda, stopping 19 state income tax hikes, and defeating every attempt to enact a graduated state income tax in Illinois since 1992.

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Tax Policy across America

TUA’s leadership and members were instrumental in repealing the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988, legislation that increased taxes on all senior citizens, which was the first time a major federal entitlement had ever been repealed.

All combined, TUA has saved local, state, and federal taxpayers more than $200 billion of their hard-earned money since 1976.

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Jim Tobin

Founder & President

Jim Tobin founded Taxpayers United of America (TUA) in 1976, which has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs including ABC, CBS, FOX, WGN and NBC news programs. His tax-cutting activities have been the subject of articles by major media including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and the USA Today.

 

Matthew Schultz

Director of Social Media and Marketing

Matthew Schultz is Director of Social Media and Marketing of Taxpayers United of America. Matthew graduated University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while majoring in Marketing, and minoring in Philosophy.  Matthew is a firm believer in limited government, and a strong opponent of taxes.

 

Val Zimnicki

Director of Outreach

Val Zimnicki is Director of Outreach for Taxpayers United of America. A political science major and former educator, Zimnicki is a longtime colleague of TUA’s founder, Jim Tobin, and has worked with the organization for most of the past twenty years.

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Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts. s.

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