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Who do we represent?

Croatian taxpayers – citizens, companies and craft enterprises that fill the national budget by paying taxes and parafiscal levies. They don’t have a voice in the public discourse and are very underrepresented in regard to their importance and role they have in the society.

It is a paradox that interest groups that live off of the national budget are often more powerful and have more influence than the people who pay towards it.

Lipa is the voice of taxpayers in the public discourse and represents their interests.

What do we stand for?

LOWER TAXES

Croatia has one of the highest tax burdens in the world. Especially detrimental is the high taxation of labour, which discourages new employment and entrepreneurial endeavours.

Taxpayers have the right to demand a reduction of the general level of taxation and consequently to have the biggest part of their paycheck at their disposal.

SMALLER GOVERNMENT

Croatian administration is a too large and too expensive bureaucratic apparatus. Lipa is committed to reducing bureaucracy and limiting public spending.

Our plan is to use public pressure to influence the Government to cut spending and introduce a balanced budget and greater fiscal responsibility.

TRANSPARENCY

Lipa will focus all its activities on putting pressure at all levels of government to enable citizens a better insight into how their money is spent.

Lipa will focus all its activities on putting pressure at all levels of government to enable citizens a better insight into how their money is spent.

EFFICIENCY

Taxpayers’ money must be spent purposefully i.e. it should be directed to the public services important for all citizens instead of on specific goals such as buying votes, satisfying certain groups, and buying social peace with wrong measures.

REDUCTION OF PUBLIC DEBT

Irresponsible governments in coalition with interest groups led Croatia to the very edge of excessive indebtedness. Paying that debt in the coming years will further burden Croatian taxpayers.

The objective of "Lipa" is to alert citizens about the amount of public debt and the interest we are paying.

We need you

Why we need you?

Join, volunteer, donate!

Lipa is very consistent in following its principles. We are financed solely by membership fees and donations, not by using taxpayers’ money.

Get in touch and help us keep raising awareness about the importance of tax relief.

“I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. ”

Arthur Morton Godfrey

Contact us

We are at your disposal for any questions or uncertainties you might have. Feel free to ask us anything that might interest you about our work or anything you think we might help you with.