tax justice

Oxfam campaigns against tax havens. Photo: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

Blog: How to end the inequality crisis? More tax justice

While the rich are getting richer, governments’ reforms all around the world have brought cuts in corporate income, wealth and property taxes and cuts in public services. The EU is not exempt from this trend, but can have a positive role – if it implements reforms.

Tax dodging steals money from health and education.

Blog: Why tax dodging is a human rights issue

In the wake of the recent Paradise Papers scandal we saw how tax dodging deprives already deprived people of basic services like access to water, education and healthcare. But, how does tax affect human rights? Here, Alex May argues that tax dodging can also be seen as a human rights violation.

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore.

Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.

Bermuda - tax haven

Blog: The world’s worst tax havens are in a state of denial

Collecting tax is one of the key means by which governments are able to address poverty. Yet big business is dodging tax on an industrial scale, depriving governments across the globe of the money they need to invest in healthcare, education and job creation. You can change this.

Pupils at Reuben Baptist primary in Mukuru informal settlements, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

Blog: Tax justice: Are the victims of inequality at the global table?

If the war on inequality is to be won, then we must ensure that the ‘Akirus’ of this world are empowered to take up their rightful place in the fight for tax justice.

Time to end the era of tax havens now.

Blog: SwissLeaks: Why Corporate Tax Scandals Won’t Go Away

One year ago, the #SwissLeaks scandal made headlines around the globe. Putting a stop to the seemingly endless stream of corporate tax scandals is possible but it will require more fundamental reforms than are on the table at the moment; and a rebalancing of power in global tax negotiations. The creation of a new global tax body that includes all governments on an equal footing would go a long way to redressing this balance and delivering deeper reforms that are so desperately needed for the benefit of all.

Barbara Chinyeu (36), a widow in Zambia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: Tax Justice is a Human Rights Issue

Oxfam and Tax Justice Network are today launching an essay competition on tax justice and human rights. The competition invites practitioners and students from around the world to explore ways in which governments of developing countries and/or civil society in any country can use existing laws to protect human rights in the face of tax injustice.

Blog: Why do the tax affairs of a wealthy European Duchy matter to Oxfam?

Today is the 1 year anniversary of #LuxLeaks, the scandal which revealed the tax secrets of 350 multi-billion companies. The three whistle blowers who revealed the tax dealings are currently facing criminal charges.

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Blog: Oxfam calls for a second generation of corporate tax reforms

The package of tax reforms launched by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris this week, and due to be endorsed by G20 finance ministers meeting in Peru this week, is toothless.

Beatrice Quayee holds rice ready for transplanting, River Gee county, Liberia. Credit: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Africa: Rising for the few

Africa is losing billions of dollars through tax dodging. This week's World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 must squarely address tax avoidance tricks and other illicit financial flows, tax incentives, and debt repayments. Unless African leaders tackle such issues, it is the rich world that will continue to gain the most from Africa’s progress.http://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2015

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