Wednesday July 15, 2020

Eva Joly: Multinationals that avoid tax do not deserve to benefit from any bailout

Ireland has an important role to play as the fallout of Covid offers an opportunity to reform an unfair international tax system

28th June, 2020
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen; In Denmark, companies who avoid paying tax will not be entitled to any public aid to deal with the coronavirus crisis. Picture: Getty

First, let’s give credit where credit is due. Well done to Denmark, which led the way, but also to Poland, France, Italy and Scotland, which have all announced that companies with headquarters or subsidiaries in tax havens that do not carry out any real activity there will not be entitled to any public aid to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

These governments are letting their populations know that they have taken note of...

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