The European Taxpayers Association was founded in Luxembourg in May of 1969. The name was changed to Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE) in 1996. In the year 2017 the seat of TAE was changed to Brussels. The European taxpayers’ organization has offices in Brussels and Munich.
Taxpayers Association of Europe is a federation of 29 national taxpayers associations throughout Europe with more than one million members.
The neutral and independent TAE formulated and presented their conception of tax politics in the European Taxpayers Magna Charta in Brussels in 1985:
- The TAE advocates a society with lower taxes and more individual freedom.
- TAE fights against the waste of public funds and advocates greater efficiency and profitability in the public sector.
- The TAE is committed to limiting public debt and transparency of expenditure.
The board of directors of TAE are presently Rolf von Hohenhau from Germany (president), John O'Connell from United Kingdom (deputy president) and the vice presidents, Reiner Holznagel (Germany), Dr Teemu Lehtinen (Finland), Christian Ekström (Sweden) and Bartolomé Lenoir (France), Grigol Katamadze (Ukraine), Treasurer for the organization is Prof Alfred Gerauer (Germany). Auditors are Larissa Apassova (Ukraine) and Nikolay Popopov (Bulgaria). Press officer for TAE is Rudolf G. Maier (Germany). General secretary for TAE is Michael Jaeger (Germany) and Deputy Secretay General is Dr Horst Heitz (Switzerland) who is also director of the TAE office in Brussels. Public Relations Managers is Johannes Maruschzik (Germany). Eastern Europe Coordinator is Dr Ralf Schneider.
Office Munich: Michael Jaeger, Phone: +49-89-12600820
Office Brussels: Dr Horst Heitz, Phone: +32-2-5881520
V.i.S.d.P. Rudolf G. Maier