Anti Tax Fraud Campaign
(28 January 2016) Today’s new Anti-Tax Avoidance Package (ATAP) will potentially contribute to making multinational companies pay more tax, but not yet all the tax they owe. The lengthy package consists of two directives. One implements the OECD’s BEPS action plan at EU level, to pave the way for a common consolidated corporate tax base in the autumn. The other requires the automatic exchange of information by large companies limited to tax administrations (country-by-country tax reporting). (...)
(27 January 2016) McDonald’s workers visited the European Parliament this month to talk to MEPs about the companies tax arrangements and working conditions. Watch the video from the Socialists and Democrats group. Interview with Peter Simon (Germany), S&D spokesperson on the TAXE committee (audio EN) Interview with Thomas Woodruff, Executive Director at Change to win (audio EN) Interview with Patrick Orr, Policy Assistant at the European Public Service Union (EPSU) (audio EN) Interview (...)
We call on the economics and finance ministers of the European Union to crack down on corporate tax dodging; multinational companies must be required to publish key information about where they are doing business, earning their profits and paying their taxes [country-by-country reporting]. This information must be made available to the public as soon as possible.
(13 January 2016) McDonald’s is a colossal corporation: the world’s second largest private sector employer, with restaurants in 119 countries and a global turnover of $90 billion. It is also the prime example of a business model that seeks to maximise profits at all costs, with no regard to the impact on workers, consumers or taxpayers. A broad coalition, including trade unions, NGOs and consumers associations, has come together to expose the connection between McDonald’s the tax dodger, (...)
Policy demands by Oxfam, Action Aid and EPSU, 23 December 2015 2015.12.23 CSOs EPSU Letter to TAXUD on Commission Anti-Tax Avoidance Package