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March 10, 2022

Tax Justice

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INTRODUCTION – Why is this a Global Justice Issue?

“For those who want to understand why poverty persists in the 21st century, taking a critical look at the role of tax havens is a good place to start”

Tax justice means fairer systems for taxing. Potential loss of tax revenues to the EU amount to approximately one trillion each year and billions are lost from countries in the Global south. Tax in any country can be used to pay for essential services such as health, education or public infrastructure. All tax that is not paid to governments is a loss to the country's essential public services.


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