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.

Final Declaration of the seminar on Public Debt and the Puerto Rican situation

31 March 2016

The participants of the International Seminar “Public Debt, a global problem: international experiences
and Puerto Rico’s situation” held on March 30, 2016 in San Juan, capital city of Puerto Rico, expressed
their strong support and solidarity with the Puerto Rican people in their struggle to overcome the fiscal,
economic and social crisis they are facing.

Water and Sanitation are Human Rights, NOW!

21 March 2016

On 22 March, PSI celebrated World Water Day. The UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 requires that governments ensure universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. However, we are seeing a new push for public-private partnerships (PPPs). We know that PPPs fail to deliver social and environmental targets, and PSI will help affiliates block this approach. We call for a rights-based approach, with public finance and management in the interests of all.

Mistreated: The tax treaties that are depriving the world’s poorest countries of vital revenue

25 February 2016

ActionAid has released a new report that reveals how tax treaties are reducing the tax that some of the world’s poorest countries can collect from multinational companies.

G20 and the broken International Corporate Tax System

09 November 2015
Missing tax example for Germany

Ahead of the G20 summit, PSI has been involved in preparing a report that outlines the sheer scale of tax avoidance which corporations are getting away with through profit shifting.

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

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.