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[PDF] Tax responsibility: The business case for making tax a corporate responsibility issue

Author: ActionAid, FairFood, FairPensions, Published on: 1 July 2011

[A] growing number of businesses and investors are concluding that there is a business case for viewing tax planning through a CR lens. Drivers include the increase in public scrutiny of corporate tax avoidance, and a renewed effort to tackle tax avoidance by revenue authorities in developing and developed countries...Tax payments are an important part of businesses’ economic contribution to the countries in which they operate. Tax in developing countries can help provide the funds to expand much-needed public services such as healthcare and education, to alleviate poverty and disease, and for public investment in infrastructure. In short, tax helps provide the basic building blocks for economic growth...[O]rganisations such as ours believe that corporate tax responsibility in developing countries means exercising restraint when it comes to tax planning. [refers to SABMiller, Nike, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, GlaxoSmithKline, Barclays, Vodafone, Boots (part of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts), Google and GE, BP, Calvert Investments, Glencore, Bunge, Cargill, Dreyfus, Credit Suisse, Henderson Global Investors (part of AMP Group), Marks and Spencer, Gap, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Levi Strauss, Adidas, Reebok (part of adidas)]

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Related companies: adidas Alliance Boots (part of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) Anglo American Barclays BP Bunge Cargill Credit Suisse Gap General Electric GlaxoSmithKline Glencore Google (part of Alphabet) Henderson Global Investors (part of AMP Group) Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) KPMG Levi Strauss Louis Dreyfus Marks & Spencer Nike PricewaterhouseCoopers Reebok (part of adidas) Rio Tinto Vodafone