Tax Justice

Julia Ravenscroft

Eurodad media response to the decision in the Ireland-Apple State Aid case

Today the European Commission ordered Ireland to retrieve €13 billion in unpaid taxes from tech giant Apple, after the country was found to have breached EU rules on ‘State Aid’.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging

An Intergovernmental UN Tax Body – why we need it and how we can get it

The Group of 77, representing more than 130 developing countries, have repeatedly proposed the establishment of an intergovernmental body under the United Nations (UN), to fix the broken global tax system. This briefing details ten reasons why this proposal would benefit everyone – and how it can be done.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging

Do Corporate Claims on Public Disclosure Stack Up? The Impact of Public Reporting on Corporate Competitiveness

As the European Union (EU) considers introducing public country-by-country reporting (CBCR) for European multinationals as well as for non-EU multinationals operating in the EU, Transparency International EU (TI EU) has looked at what evidence there is about the impact of this kind of reporting in terms of company competitiveness.

  • Tax Justice

The Netherlands: A Tax Haven

The Netherlands is a top EU tax haven for corporations, an analysis by Eurodad member Oxfam of European Commission data shows. Of 33 harmful tax practices listed by the EU executive, 17 were identified in the country currently holding the EU presidency.

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging
  • Oxfam
Lotta Staffans

The false EU promise of listing tax havens

This week, European Union finance ministers agreed to establish a common EU blacklist of so-called “non-cooperative jurisdictions” – in other words, tax havens. With one tax scandal unfolding after the other, listing and sanctioning tax havens may seem like a good solution. However, as tempting as it may sound, this EU exercise is doomed to fail – and here’s why. 

  • Tax Justice
  • Stop Tax Dodging

The IFC and tax havens: the need to support more responsible corporate tax behaviour

Inequality is rising around the world. Fighting inequality must be an integrated priority for everyone in development, to promote and achieve sustainable development.

  • Tax Justice
  • Oxfam

Time to tax for inclusive growth

Safeguarding the advances the continent has already achieved and ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth must be a priority for all the countries in the region.

  • Tax Justice
  • Oxfam Intermón

Following the Money: French Banks' Activities in Tax Havens

In 2015, French banks published for the first time key information on their activities, which included the taxes they pay in the countries in which they operate.

  • Tax Justice
  • Oxfam

In search of a new balance: the impact of Belgian tax treaties on developing countries

In the globalized economy, a widespread network of thousands of international treaties decides how and how much governments can tax the incomes of multinationals. Institutions such as the IMF and the United Nations, among others, are increasingly questioning whether these treaties support sustainable development. Belgium has also signed tax treaties with ninety-two countries, almost half of which are with developing countries.

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