Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. Tax revenue is the most important, sustainable and predictable source of public finance for almost all countries.
We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in developing countries. This takes billions of dollars away from vital public services every year, and the world’s poorest people are suffering as a result.
The money lost to poor countries from tax dodging by corporations could end hunger 3 times!
Our campaign calls for changes to the international tax rules to protect developing countries’ taxing rights and revenue bases, for multinational corporations to pay their taxes in poor countries, and for governments to use this money to promote development and decent public services for impoverished people.
ActionAid shows how this can be achieved through:
- Increasing transparency of big corporations and governments
- Ending corporate tax dodging
- Stopping harmful tax incentives
Join with people in poor communities to make sure they get the investment they need for their local hospitals, schools and other vital public services.