Multinationals pay your share!
Tax Justice Europe have launched a campaign asking candidates for the 2019 European elections to support making multinationals pay their share of tax.
‘I pledge to fight for tax justice as a Member of the European Parliament.’
All candidates are listed on the pledge website, regardless of whether they have supported, and you can take action towards each target (by email or Twitter) welcoming or demanding their support for tax justice.
Find out who has already signed and support the Tax Justice Europe pledge (available in English, French, Hungarian, Slovenian and Dutch).
We’re asking candidates to agree to:
Making Multinationals Pay Their Share of Tax, and commit to advocating for:
- Transparency rules for all large multinational companies through public country by country reporting, to let citizens see where multinational corporations have business activity, and what they pay in tax in each country where they operate;
- Replacing the outdated corporate tax system with a system that treats each multinational corporation as one entity for tax purposes and allocates taxing rights to countries based on the level of value creation and economic activity that the corporation has in each country. This system should include a minimum effective corporate tax rate, and avoid introducing new mechanisms that can be abused by multinational corporations to dodge taxes;
- An inclusive, transparent global tax reform, by supporting the establishment of an intergovernmental tax commission under the auspices of the United Nations, where all developed and developing countries can participate on an equal footing in the reform of global tax standards;
- Strong protection of tax whistle-blowers and journalists, to protect those who act in the public interest, including those who disclose large-scale tax avoidance or tax evasion. This protection must include both private and public sector employees;
- Fair, progressive, and gender responsive tax systems, and an end to harmful tax practices, tax havens and the race to the bottom. This includes thorough impact assessments to ensure that EU tax policies do not have negative impacts on gender equality or developing countries