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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30 September 2019

USA: Senators introduce bipartisan bill to combat anonymous companies often linked to human trafficking & corruption

Author: Clark Gascoigne, Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition

"Eight Key Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Anonymous Companies", 26 September 2019...

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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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