tax justice

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.

Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Photo: Simone D. McCourtie/World Bank

Blog: My message to world leaders: To finance development you must tackle tax

Last month Oxfam’s International Executive

Oxfam is calling for a World Tax Summit in 2015.

Blog: Political leaders and economists to tackle corporate tax avoidance through new independent commission

The time has come for developing countries to be on an equal footing when it comes to negotiations about global tax rules. The Independent Commission on tax reform will meet for the first time next week in New York. Oxfam hopes they will reach a more global and independent opinion on how to forge a fairer tax system for the future.

Big business courts governments to rig rules and dodge taxes.

Blog: Roses are red, violets are blue, lobby me good and I won’t tax you

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Greek protest against austerity, 2011.

Blog: Why Greece rejected the austerity that increased poverty and inequality

Greece’s rejection of austerity policies may raise eyebrows across Europe, but it should not come as a surprise. Civil society has been warning about the possibility of a continental ‘lost decade’ for several years, with Oxfam predicting that damaging austerity policies could force up to 25 million Europeans into poverty by 2025.

Oxfam is calling for a World Tax Summit in 2015.

Blog: Why is Oxfam calling for a World Tax Summit?

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Emelina Dominguez tending to her vegetables. Honduras, 14 January 07. Photo: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

Blog: Fighting inequality in Latin America: The road ahead

Latin America is proof that the global trend of rising economic inequality can be reversed, if the political will exists. Despite historically being the most unequal region in the world, it is the only region that has managed to reduce inequality during the past decade.

Oxfam call for World Tax Summit

Blog: G20 Brisbane verdict: Some good progress and some serious gaps

Hundreds of thousands of people have called for action from the G20 Summit in Brisbane, on issues including inequality, tax, ebola and climate change. And leaders have certainly heard the calls on them to act, but only some of the calls have been properly heeded.


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