Microsoft: Gaming Global Taxes, Winning Government Contracts

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.

Careless On Accountability: Is Federal Aged Care Funding Siphoned Away

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.

ORPEA: Caring for People or Profit?

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.

HC-One: Death, Deception, Dividends

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.

Broke: Coal Mining Giant Games Global Tax System

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

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