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.

Mission impossible: Development without Public Services

18 June 2015
Unemployed person talks to advisors at a job fair

Seven years after the 2008 financial crisis, it is clear that austerity does not work. On the contrary, cutting public spending has only produced more unemployment, poverty and inequality.

ICRICT declaration

11 June 2015

On 2 June 2015, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) launched a global declaration calling for an overhaul of the outdated international corporate tax system and demanding broad, sweeping changes in the current rules and governing institutions.

Public anger will grow if G20 leaders fail on tax

01 June 2015
ICRICT inaugural meeting

Global public sector union leader responds to Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) findings.

Golden Dodges: McDonald’s $1.8 billion global tax avoidance strategy revealed

19 May 2015
Golden Dodges

McDonald’s appears to have taken advantage of corporate tax loopholes to avoid paying up to US $1.8 Billion in tax between 2009 and 2013 including 1 billion Euros in Europe and AU $497 million in Australia.

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
Photo: Creative Commons - 401kcalculator.org

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!”