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Amazon: The World’s Largest Company Is Subsidised By You

Amazon is widely known globally for its online retail sales and delivery, but Amazon’s profits are driven by cloud computing and rely heavily on contracts with governments. A new report by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research (CICTAR)...

ORPEA: Prendre Soin Des Personnes Ou Soigner Ses Profits?

Français  Le CICTAR a travaillé conjointement avec la Fédération CFDT Santé-Sociaux et la Fédération Santé Action Sociale CGT pour élaborer notre dernier rapport.Le rapport, qui peut être lu ci-dessous en français et en anglais, examine comment le plus grand...

HC-One: Death, Deception, Dividends

CICTAR’s latest report, launched in conjunction with the BBC’s Panorama, reveals details of how the UK’s largest care home operator shifted profits offshore to private investors, while appearing to report artificial losses allowing it to dramatically reduce or...

Estimating Uber’s Tax Gap in Aotearoa

Uber’s global tax structure is an example of a much broader problem with multinationals short-changing global governments by shifting their taxable profits offshore. The business model of Uber and other ‘platform’ or ‘gig’ corporations also has the potential to drive...

Glencore Responds to CICTAR

Glencore has responded to the allegations in CICTAR's latest report, which you can read here. The company says that it complies with current tax rules. We do not dispute this, but say that tax avoidance is unethical and the rules should be changed. Please read...

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...