The Tax Justice Network, The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation, and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice call on the UN Secretary General to make sure the commitment to action on tax abuses by multinational companies remains part of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In our June 2017 Taxcast we ask – has the UK just had its first tax justice general election? Why was economic debate around the election so ill-informed? Are we seeing a popular shift towards tax justice in the UK and in the USA? Is this the beginning of the end of our long austerity winter? How much do people REALLY care about taxes, who pays them and who doesn’t?
Featuring: Vanessa Williamson, Governance Studies Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, John Christensen of the Tax Justice Network, Will Snell of Tax Justice UK and with brief appearances by President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Produced and presented by the the Tax Justice Network’s Naomi Fowler.
Nigeria to Vietnam – global week of action snapshot, in #TaxJustice for #Public Services campaign Global Alliance for Tax Justice
Zimbabwe: Communities empowered to drive the tax justice campaign Mukasiri Sibanda’s Blog
Tax evasion and dirty money are draining Africa Mail & Guardian
Operation Car Wash: An 11-Country Project on Cross-Border Corruption Global Investigative Journalism Network
#TaxJustice for #Public Services campaign takes off Global Alliance for Tax Justice
See also: videos from PSI Tax and Workers and The Dodgy Tax-Haven Sandwich
Can India gain from Swiss bank black money information? Very little The Economic Times
The super-rich are different: they pay less tax The Economist
‘The Swiss leaks and Panama papers open a window on the tax-dodger’s world’
An extraordinary report by consultants Capital Economics, for BVI Finance, claims that the British Virgin Islands are responsible for $1.5 trillion of assets invested around the world, and that these result in 2.2 million jobs and $15 billion in tax revenue. A better approximation would be that the BVI imposes global tax losses of $37.5 billion every year.