Governments must take five immediate steps to stop corporations and the super-rich cheating poor countries out of over $170 billion in tax revenues every year, said Oxfam today in the wake of the P
The European Commission has shown yet again how EU governments grant unfair tax schemes to powerful multinationals, Oxfam said reacting to the opeing of a new investigation into a UK tax scheme that exempts multinational companies from an important anti-tax avoidance measure.
The 50 biggest US companies, including global brands Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, GE, Chevron, Wal-Mart, and Apple, stashed $1.6 trillion offshore in 2015 – $200 billion more than the previous year - according to a new report by Oxfam.
Europe’s 20 biggest banks are registering over a quarter of their profits in tax havens – well out of proportion to the level of real economic activity that occurs there, according to a new report by Oxfam and the Fair Finance Guide International today.
It is shameful to see European banks again involved in a major global money laundering scandal.
Responding to the verdict in the retrial of the LuxLeaks whistleblowers, Max Lawson, Oxfam’s Inequality Policy Lead said: “Whistleblowers who expose tax dodging should be praised, not punished."
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The criteria adopted by EU Finance Ministers for screening countries over tax abuse will be of little to no use in ending the era of tax havens.