It’s time we see paying taxes as a sustainability issue

Written by Corporate Knights

Although the United States already adopted sweeping tax reforms under the Trump administration, Congress is in the midst of planning further tax cuts. People are beginning to ask if these and previous tax cuts are sustainable. What does it mean for taxes to be sustainable? When most people hear the term “sustainability,” they think of things like electric cars and recycling. Not taxes.

Nearly all of us consider ourselves to be ethical people, but few of us like paying taxes because it requires us to part with our own money. Rather than resolve the tension between affirming our own ethicality

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By Corporate Knights

Corporate Knights Inc. (CK) includes the award-winning business and society magazine Corporate Knights, as well as a CSR research division which produces corporate sustainability rankings, research reports and financial product ratings based on corporate sustainability performance. Its best-known rankings include the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. In June 2013, Corporate Knights was named “Magazine of the Year” by Canada’s National Magazine Awards Foundation.

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