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.

Golden Dodges: How McDonald’s Avoids Paying its Fair Share of Tax

13 May 2015

This new report, released on 19 May, reveals that McDonald’s is using aggressive strategies to avoid paying tax in some of its largest markets.

Working people pay taxes – corporations must pay their share!

14 April 2015
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Public service trade unions and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice invite members to join in marching this May Day under the banner “Working people pay taxes – corporations must pay their share!”

PSI welcomes corporate tax rethink

11 March 2015
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PSI welcomes the establishment in New York today of a commission of international tax experts to examine reform to corporate taxation from the perspective of the public interest.

Expert Global Commission Responds to One-Sided Tax Debate

11 March 2015
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(New York, 11 March 2015) Responding to widespread anger about corporate tax avoidance and concerns that current tax reform processes are inadequate, a new nonpartisan body—the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT)—has been established to propose reforms from the perspective of the public interest.

Unhappy Meal: Unions expose McDonald's tax practices

27 February 2015

Fast food and public sector unions from across the Atlantic came together to expose the extent of the tax avoidance practices of fast food giant McDonald's.

Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More

25 February 2015

This research paper published by Oxfam International shows that the richest 1 percent have seen their share of global wealth increase from 44 percent in 2009 to 48 percent in 2014 and at this rate will be more than 50 percent in 2016.