A club of rich countries determining global rules on corporate tax are responsible for over two-thirds of global corporate tax abuse, reports the Corporate Tax Haven Index 2021, our ranking of countries most complicit in helping multinational corporations pay less tax than they are expected to.
We're joined by leading economists and campaigners from around the world in our call for OECD tax rules to be superseded by a more robust and globally inclusive process at the United Nations.
World's top 10 enablers of corporate tax abuse:
British Virgin Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Cayman Islands (British Overseas Territory)
Bermuda (British Overseas Territory)
Jersey (British Crown Dependency)
United Arab Emirates
Liz Nelson, Director of Tax Justice and Human Rights at the Tax Justice Network:
“The world’s richest countries are depriving the rest of the world of $166 billion in corporate tax every year by enabling the biggest multinational corporations to underpay tax. It’s time our global tax rules are set by the UN, where democracy and people’s human rights come before plutocracy and super yachts.”
We're running a free online course on beneficial ownership. Participants will learn to assess countries‘ beneficial ownership frameworks for companies, trusts and other legal vehicles. Those who pass the course exam may be invited to join our Index Analyst pool for paid ad-hoc research work in the future. Join our intro webinar to learn more about the upcoming course and application process.
Economically empowering the continent with the most black lives is a key step to ensuring that they matter – in every sense – around the world. Guest editor Dara Latinwo introduces this issue of the Tax Justice Focus dedicated to Africa, and argues that sympathy for the oppressed must translate into support for material change if it is to be more than an empty gesture.
The Tax Justice Network’s submissions to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women summarise how cross-border tax abuse by corporations and wealthy individuals jeopardises women’s rights, and illustrate various countries’ particular contributions to this corrosive phenomenon. We have now made the numerous reports we've submitted to the committee available as a more accessible collection on our website.
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