New OECD tax data reveals governments are taxing poor and letting rich off the hook says Oxfam

Responding to the publication of two new tax reports by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) today,  Max Lawson, Head of Policy for Oxfam's Even It Up Campaign said: 

“The OECD's tax data shows that more and more governments are relying on taxes that fall hardest on the poorest in society while letting big business and wealthy individuals off the hook. 

“Governments must start using the tax system to make our societies more equal – not less.  They must reduce taxes which have a disproportionate impact on the poorest people, especially women, and ensure that big business and the wealthy pay their fair share." 

Notes to editors: 

The OECD released two new today - Revenue Statistics 2016 and Consumption Tax Trends 2016

Contact information: 

Anna Ratcliff: anna.ratcliff@oxfaminternational.org or  +44 (0) 7796993288 

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