Public Funding/Tax Justice

The gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing rapidly. In many countries, the richest 1% pay less tax than everyone else. Profitable multinational corporations use loopholes and tax havens to avoid paying their share. Around the world, inequality is growing. A taxation system based on fairness and ability to pay is the first step in reversing this attack on the middle class.

G20 among biggest losers in large-scale tax abuse – but poor countries relatively hardest hit

09 November 2015
Calculator for tax

G20 countries are among the biggest losers when US multinationals avoid paying taxes where they do business. This is the main finding of a new report on the global tax system, ‘Still Broken,’ released by the Tax Justice Network, Oxfam, Global Alliance for Tax Justice and Public Services International.

Join actions in support for LuxLeaks whistleblower

27 October 2015
Whistle tax justice

PSI joins EPSU in the action to mark the one-year anniversary of the LuxLeaks revelations, when Antoine Deltour, whistleblower and former PriceWaterhouseCoopers employee, exposed multinational corporations who use Luxemburg as a tax haven. Please join us on 4 November in Brussels for a demonstration organised by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.

BEPS Outcomes: Comprehensive bandaging of a very sick patient

05 October 2015
Taxes

The publication on 5 October of the final report of the G20/ OECD project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) shows just how much work remains to be done to fix a crippled global tax system.

Chevron’s Aggressive Tax Avoidance Exposed at Global Summit

17 September 2015
Chevron Headquarters, Houston - Photo: Dave Wilson (Creative Commons)

[GENEVA, 17 September 2015] - A report released today has revealed the extent of tax avoidance undertaken by US-based oil giant, Chevron, on its largest global project – the Gorgon LNG project in Australia.

Reaction to the agreed Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development by PSI

24 July 2015
Opening

On 16 July, the Financing for Development Conference (FFD3) has come to an end by adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on FFD. PSI joins the trade union movement and civil society partners in their rejection of the outcome, which will be neither transformative nor deliver the future we want.

The role of taxation in funding quality public services

21 July 2015
The role of taxation in funding quality public services

On 10 July, Public Services International came together with 15 organisations to organise a panel discussion on the Role of Taxation in Funding Quality Public Services.

Tax is a matter of life or death

16 July 2015

When it comes to funding sustainable development, tax is perhaps the most critical piece of the puzzle, yet our system of taxing global profits is inadequate for our globalized economy, disadvantages the poorest countries, and has no globally representative coordinating body.