tax us if you can
"With so much tax revenue lost due to international evasion and avoidance, governments are forced to either reduce public spending and / or increase taxation on less mobile small companies or poorer individuals. This outcome is particularly harmful in developing countries where government spending is essential to finance sustainable development and poverty reduction; spending on health, education and infrastructure, subsidies for housing for the very poor and social safety nets are amongst the key categories of such essential spending. Cutbacks in public spending are often extremely damaging and inequitable, as is increasing taxation on the less well off and less mobile." Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University
Written by experts for a general readership, tax us if you can provides an excellent introduction to the associated problems of capital flight, tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax competition. You can download the document here and print it in whole or in part. Encourage your friends and colleagues to download the document and understand how tax havens are harming global society and economic wellbeing.
- taxez-nous si vous pouvez [French] (444KB)
- tax us if you can [German] (1.21MB)
- tribute-nos se for capaz [Portuguese] (361KB)
- hacednos pagar impuestos si podeis [Spanish] (466KB)
- map of the tax haven world [English] (339KB)
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