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Tax Justice Network Nordic shares the Global Tax Justice Network's manifesto for tax justice (below). In addition, it wants to promote certain aspects of the Nordic tax model as a basis for tax justice.
Our vision of Nordic tax justice includes:
See below for our shared values represented in Global Tax Justice Network Declaration.
Part 1. "Only the little people pay taxes…"
Part 2. A manifesto for tax justice
It is vital to act now, before the process of tax competition becomes even more established in the world economy. Our aims are to achieve the following:
There are of course concerns, reservations, and difficulties in working towards such aims. However, with sufficient research, democratic dialogue, and a fair distribution of the benefits of progress on this issue, we believe that such problems can be overcome. For example:
Financial secrecy and lack of information currently inhibit the research required to establish the true picture in many states. Proposals for reform will evolve in line with the results of future research.
We recognise that some small island economies and certain less developed countries are heavily dependent on harmful tax practices arising from tax competition, and that such economies may suffer significant reductions in investment and economic growth. To the extent that these factors impact negatively on the general population in such countries, we propose multilateral support to assist with re-structuring.
Wealthy vested interests will oppose progress, but we entirely reject the economic arguments by which tax exemptions for the rich are presented as beneficial to us all. Experience demonstrates that tax cuts usually lead to increasing inequalities between rich and poor.
in government revenue may only deliver progress for ordinary citizens
where broader society is democratically engaged in spending decisions.
We propose that as citizens and as social movements from around the world, we intervene wherever and however we can, to promote awareness and debate of these issues, and to develop practical solutions. Our active participation is essential to fight for global tax justice.
Annex 1: Immediate Measures Proposed
Annex 2: Additional measures to be urgently considered for improved international tax co-operation:
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