By Anan Zaki, Nov 18 2021

A new report is claiming ride-sharing company Uber avoided millions of dollars in tax in New Zealand last year.

The report by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research (CICTAR), FIRST Union and E tū said Uber used a network of more than 50 Dutch shell companies and uses tax havens to shelter it from paying billions in tax across its world-wide operations.

CICTAR principal analyst Jason Ward said the figures have used available public information in New Zealand, but largely relied on estimates on Uber’s Australian filings, which were more complete.