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Background analysis

Tackling tax evasion, avoidance and tax heavens

Paul Sweeney, former chief economist Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Publication date : 2015

Number of pages : 48

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Paul Sweeney, former chief economist Irish Congress of Trade Unions

This Background Analysis examines the vast enterprise of tax avoidance and evasion and sets out a summary of some of the major tax avoidance schemes. It analyses what is being done to curb both of these – evasion and avoidance – and concludes by making 20 concrete recommendations for further action to reform the tax system in Europe to make it fit for the 21st Century.

Collection: 2015.02
ETUI, Brussels

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