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Tax power in Zambia

Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in developing countries. This takes billions of dollars away from vital public services every year, and world’s poorest people are suffering as a result.

We need to tell the government that our families and communities need more investment in public services. And we want big companies to pay up.

How would your family or community benefit from better local schools, hospitals and public services?

Text the word 'ACT' and your message to 5577

We will add your message to our global tax power campaign to make big companies pay what they should in our country.

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Take part in the global #taxpaysfor action

How do you want the power of tax to be used?

Show us! Take a picture of what you want tax money to support. Tweet or Instagram it with your message using #taxpaysfor, post it on Facebook using #taxpaysfor and tag us @ActionAid, or email your picture with your first and last name and location to us at and we will tweet it for you and add your picture to the gallery below.

Can't see your photo?

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