CICTAR’s new investigation into one of the world’s most valuable corporations exposes how Microsoft uses a web of shell companies to potentially dodge billions in tax.
This report provides several case studies of large Australian aged care operators that demonstrate the urgent need for government reforms to require transparency and public accountability on federal aged care funding.
CICTAR has worked with France’s two largest unions, Fédération CFDT Santé-Sociaux and Fédération Santé Action Sociale CGT, to develop our latest report. It shows how Europe’s largest care home operator, Groupe ORPEA, has been building a property empire through complex and opaque structures, while facing allegations of understaffing, diversion of public funds, and the rationing of food and sanitary items.
As Britain’s troubled social care sector recovers from the impact of COVID-19, our latest report demonstrates the urgent need for transparency and accountability before any proposed increases in public funding.
World leaders are deciding how to change the global tax system so that multinational companies pay their share. A review of Glencore’s use of transfer (mis)pricing, shell companies and tax havens reveals that current proposals are not enough. We need tax laws that treat multinational corporate groups as a single entity.
CICTAR is a global corporate tax research centre that produces information and analysis to untangle the corporate tax web.
The Centre is a collective resource for workers and the wider public to understand how multinational tax policy and practice affects their daily lives.
CICTAR’s work supports public participation in the tax debate so that everybody can take part in decision-making that affects their communities.
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What does CICTAR do?
- Helps communities around the world understand the effect of current corporate tax policy and practice
- Helps workers examine the tax practices of their employers, their industries and how these affect them
- Demonstrates to the media, commentators and policymakers the practical implications of current tax policies and proposed reforms
- Examines corporate behaviour so that, where necessary, corporate actors can be held to account for their actions
- Assists researchers and others to develop capacity to undertake broader tax accountability work
- Read Jason Ward commenting on Uber’s 50-company Dutch tax shelter.
- ‘Champions League of tax avoidance’: Business Insider comment on Uber tax avoidance allegations.
- Read analysis from Jason Ward on how to secure the future funding and sustainability of UK care homes
- Read the latest reports on Greek Orthodox Church took tens of millions in rent from aged care home
- Read The Guardian’s latest on Australia’s aged care system
- Watch Jason Ward speaking on the Royal Commission’s final report on Aged Care
- The Times reports on allegations of aggressive tax avoidance in UK care homes in our latest report
CICTAR partners with organisations across the globe to provide international tax expertise to other corporate accountability work and to assist in efforts to improve national, regional, and global tax policy.
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