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Workshop: How much tax can you evade?
18-01-2016 at 20:00 - 22:00Free
Join this interactive simulation in a role as State or private company and see how your moves contribute to inequality! Who will get most out of it? And who will have lost all in the end? Two representatives of TaxJusticeNL will guide you when entering the world of tax dodging and evasion.
Although taxes are the most pure and sustainable form of financing development, many states miss out on receiving them. In an increasingly globalised world, banks and multinationals have set up an advanced system of tax havens, supported by an army of accountants, lawyers and lobbyists. The Netherlands play a key role in these shady practises, hereby undermining our very own development policy. Last year, the European Commission even accused the Netherlands of granting state aid, because of the tax deal with Starbucks.
TaxJusticeNL is a think tank that examines possible solutions to this problem and aims at raising awareness among politicians and the public. It urges national governments to set up clear legislation on a global scale to make sure that taxes are being paid where economic activity takes place.
- Tax Justice NL @http://www.taxjustice.nl/
- Press releases from the European Commission @http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5880_en.htm
- Tax avoidance effects @http://www.taxjustice.net/2015/03/26/unctad-multinational-tax-avoidance-costs-developing-countries-100-billion/