As 2021 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the tax justice highlights of the year that has been, and – amidst the continuing pressures of the pandemic – some significant progress.
Flagship publications in 2021 included the State of Tax Justice and the Corporate Tax Haven Index, while our workstreams contributed in a range of substantive areas. Here are some highlights and achievements from 2021 that stand out.
It has not been uncommon for our larger research pieces to draw strong reactions, ranging from genuinely constructive debate to coordinated misinformation campaigns. We’ve made it a regular practice for several years now to gather and respond openly to such criticisms.
The Tax Justice Network took part in The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) public consultation on tougher global beneficial ownership rules. Andres Knobel summarises our proposed amendments to FATF Recommendation 24.
For years now the OECD has been the main organisation dealing with international tax negotiations. But more and more people, including the G77 group of developing nations, want the talks to move to the UN.
The conventional wisdom says tax evasion is illegal, but tax avoidance is totally fine. But the truth is when multinational corporations set up all sorts of convoluted systems to shuffle their profits around the world to avoid paying their taxes, we don't really know if what they're doing is ok or not.
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