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Campaigners condemn G8 plan to tackle global tax evasion, saying it includes no new binding commitments

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10 June 2013

G8 summit Jun 2013 & tax avoidance coverage

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The UK is hosting the G8 summit in Northern Ireland between 17-18 June and the issue of corporate tax avoidance is expected to be high on the agenda. Below is a selection of media coverage concerning tax avoidance and the G8 meeting.

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1 June 2013

Should the Netherlands sign tax treaties with developing countries?

Author: Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

SOMO is pleased to present this report on double taxation treaties and the potential negative impact of Dutch DTAs on developing countries revenues. This report aims to provide information for relevant stakeholders (parliamentarians, policy-makers, journalists and civil society organisations) on the impact of DTAs in developing countries. An impact analysis is particular important in the context of the new 2011 Dutch fiscal treaty strategy, which announced the governments plan to extend its tax treaty network to more developing countries. The report also identifies areas for further research to develop alterantives to the current regime of international taxation and taxation treaties. The urgent need for a fundamental change in the current system is particularly highlighted by the fact that developing countries are experiencing massive annual revenue losses in the midst of a financial crisis and austerity measures that hitting the poor the hardest. [refers to SABMiller, RioTinto, Pluspetrol]

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