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Tax avoidance

This section covers illegal tax evasion, instances of aggressive tax avoidance which may be legal under national law, but where concerns are raised about whether the tax avoidance harms the government’s ability to meet its human rights obligations, especially economic and social rights, and the problem of companies failing to disclose the tax and royalties they pay in each country they operate.  This section includes latest news on tax avoidance and examples of company advances on the issue. The background section gives an overview of the issue.

The video below of the Business & Responsible Taxation webinar provides an introduction on the link between tax and human rights.

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27 May 2020

Zambia: Court fines Glencore’s Mopani Copper $13 Million for tax avoidance

Author: Chris Phiri, Zambia Reports

‘Africa Loses $50Bn A Year In Illicit Financial Flows’ 21 May 2020...

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27 January 2020

Angola: Accounting, consultancy & legal firms allegedly facilitated exploitation of country’s wealth by Africa’s richest woman

An investigative report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists claim that consulting, accounting and law firms played a key role in helping Africa’s wealthiest woman amass and shield a fortune. PwC, Boston Consulting Group and...

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12 December 2019
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Author: Marlène Panara, Le Point Afrique

« Le Kenya monte en première ligne contre l'évasion fiscale », 12 décembre 2019....

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22 November 2019

Diverse set of countries pushing for international framework on tax to curb unfair effects of digitisation on fragile economies

Author: Marcello Estevão, The World Bank (writing for World Economic Forum)

"Pushing for tax fairness in a digital world", 20 November 2019...

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24 October 2019

Peru: Civil society analysis of tax authorities' investigations into five large mining projects highlights tax avoidance practices

In December 2018, Convoca Perú published its findings from a review of a hundred resolutions of the Fiscal Court. These resolutions revealed the use of complex financial mechanisms by five major mining companies to reduce their taxes. This story...

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22 October 2019

USA: House of Representatives passes landmark bipartisan bill to put an end to corruption & crime enabled by anonymous companies

On 22 October 2019, the US House of Representatives passed a landmark bipartisan bill, The Corporate Transparency Act, that would require companies to disclose their true, so-called ‘beneficial’ owners at the time the company is formed to the U.S....

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28 August 2019

Activists urge African govts to fix tax loopholes used by multinational corporations to avoid taxes, shifting taxation to ordinary citizens

Author: Mercy Gakii, The Star (Kenya)

"Fix tax loopholes for Africa to benefit - activists"...

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22 April 2019
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Author: Olivier Petitjean, Observatoire des multinationales (France)

« Notre-Dame : pourquoi la générosité des milliardaires et des multinationales pose question », 17 avril 2019 ...

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8 April 2019

NGO says recently nullified Double Tax Avoidance Agreement between Kenya & Mauritius could have been used for tax evasion by businesses

Author: Victor Amadala, The Star(Kenya)

"Kenya-Mauritius Double Tax Avoidance void, High Court rules"...

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1 December 2012

UK corporate tax avoidance - 2012-2013

Corporate tax avoidance in the UK has become an increasingly high profile issue.  Because of the number of allegations and the impact that corporate tax avoidance has on social and economic rights (i.e. the funding of public services) we have pulled t...

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