About Taxpayers United Of America
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 in taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America.
Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation
Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation (ITEF) 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. ITEF 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
Tax Accountability is the Political Action arm of TUA. The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is a project of Tax Accountability, requiring political candidates to pledge to support economic freedom by working to decrease the overall tax burden of their constituents. Candidates must answer Tax Accountability’s questionnaire and sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge before any consideration of endorsement at the local, state, or federal level. More information can be found at Tax Accountability
Tribute to Alexander “Al” Magnus, Jr. 1926-2002
In recognition of his fight for liberty everywhere, Alexander B. Magnus, Jr. (1926-2002) was honored with a Lifetime Award at TUA’s 35th Anniversary Celebration.
For over 15 years, Al Magnus was a prime supporter of NTUI and the Illinois Taxpayer Education Foundation. Jim Tobin remarked, “We couldn’t have done it without him,” and he meant that literally. One example of Al’s high-powered, dynamic support: In 1997, Al paid to print and distribute one million copies of the foundation’s famed research study on government school spending in Illinois. A four-page summary of the report was included as an insert in seven Illinois newspapers, including the Peoria Journal Star, Daily Herald and Daily Southtown.
Al Magnus was one of a kind: an authentic patriot, a kind, generous human being, and a champion of liberty. His principles and efforts truly made a difference.