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global tax justice
With the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings wrapping up, Nadia Daar, the head of Oxfam International’s Washington office commented on the week’s events, including developments on inequality, climate change, and tax policy.
Tax revenue that should be helping to fund essential services in Malawi and other poor countries is disappearing at an alarming rate, held offshore in tax havens. Find out more about how this is impacting the life of the majority of the citizens. And what you can do about it.
Each year, unfair tax practices by multinational companies and wealthy individuals cost poor countries like Zambia at least $170 billion. Cecilia campaigns to make tax fair. Join her fight to end the era of tax havens.
Each year, unfair tax practices by multinational companies and wealthy individuals cost poor countries like Malawi at least $170 billion. Stella campaigns to make tax fair. Join her fight to end the era of tax havens.
Since 2014, a huge number of documents have revealed how powerful corporations and super-rich individuals are exploiting a rigged global system that allows them to avoid paying their fair share of tax. And it’s the world’s poorest people who pay the price. Add your voice and join the fight against tax havens.
“The Panama Papers give us a disturbing look into the murky world of tax dodging, a problem that governments and international institutions refuse to tackle head-on. The true scandal is that many of the cases uncovered are not always illegal, but instead, fully legal practices that ruthless abuse a weak and inadequate tax system."
This discussion paper proposes what ‘good’ looks like in responsible corporate tax behavior, and contains a wide range of positive behaviors and actions companies can undertake to go beyond legal compliance and result in significant gains for developing countries.
The OECD’s Tax Package, released in Paris today, will not stop corporate tax dodgers cheating poor countries out of billions of dollars of tax revenues
Oxfam welcomes the World Bank and IMF’s recognition of the powerful and catalyzing impact of fairer tax systems in reducing poverty, inequality and promoting growth. But the two institutions need to provide more clarity on their proposal.
Global Tax Justice: a week of action, took place everywhere (June 16th - 23rd), to demand an international tax system that represents the interests of the many, not the few.