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The Tackling Tax Havens toolkit offers everything you need to run meetings, workshops, presentations and discussion groups about tax justice.

It consists of:

  • An easy-to use 30 minute PowerPoint presentation  (with guidance notes for the presenter)
  • 3 Audio clips
  • A printable handout including: – Introduction and questions for further discussion – Countering the Arguments crib sheet – List of further resources

Download the Tax Justice Toolkit and  Tax Justice Toolkit presentation

Supplementary audio files can be obtained by emailing meesha.nehruAToutlook.com

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Tax dodging by multinationals, financial institutions and individuals has become big news, both in rich and in poor countries.

According to research by the Tax Justice Network, global elites are hiding legally and illegally an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together!

In the UK alone there is an estimated tax gap of £120 billion in money lost to tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax simply left uncollected – enough to plug the deficit.

For developing countries the situation is much worse. Collectively, developing countries lose more to tax dodging by multinational companies than they receive in aid each year. That is money urgently needed to pay for essential public services, like teachers, doctors, roads and sanitation.

Christian Aid estimates that every year aggressive tax avoidance and evasion deprives the developing world of at least US$160 billion (£100 billion) in lost corporate tax. (This puts the UK aid budget of £7.36 billion in perspective.)  Such an amount, if used according to current spending patterns, could save the lives of 350,000 children under the age of five a year.

When companies or wealthy individuals pay less tax, ordinary people either end up paying more, or public services get cut. It’s high time that companies cleaned up their act and governments got on with closing the international loopholes

Several organisations are already working hard on the campaign for tax justice. But to put a stop to this systemic tax avoidance, we need to keep building momentum.

As someone already interested in the issues, you can help build the campaign.

You don’t need to be a world expert on tax to explain the key points and inspire others to get involved.  We have done all the preparation for you!

The Tackling Tax Havens toolkit offers everything you need to run meetings, workshops, presentations and discussion groups about tax justice.

It consists of:

  • An easy-to use 30 minute PowerPoint presentation  (with guidance notes for the presenter)
  • 3 Audio clips
  • A printable handout including:
    – Introduction and questions for further discussion
    – Countering the Arguments crib sheet
    – List of further resources

Download the Tax Justice Toolkit
and  Tax Justice Toolkit presentation

Supplementary audio files can be obtained by emailing meesha.nehruAToutlook.com

Together we can Tackle Tax Havens. So, get out there and spread the word!

Good luck!

From the Tax Justice Network

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