Tax Justice & Poverty
This research and advocacy project, conducted in Germany, Kenya and Zambia, investigates the interrelationships between Tax Justice and Poverty. The basic idea is that, if everybody would pay taxes according to his ability and capacities, African countries would no longer need development assistance, and countries like Germany could rid themselves of debt burden which grew steeply because of events sparked off by the Global Financial and Economical Crisis 2008/2009. The sad fact is, however, that especially the wealthy and big business do not pay that which is due but practice tax avoidance and tax evasion instead. Regarding this bad example, also average taxpayer try to cheat the community by manipulating the tax declaration or working in the informal sector without paying tax and social security contributions. Facing the situation as it is, our questions are:
- Why is this possible?
- How is this possible?
- What can be done against it?
These questions will be dealt with in four areas:
- compiling three country reports on the situation in our respective countries
- analysing in depth 2 or 3 areas of particular importance
- evaluating the situation on the background of Catholic Social Teaching
- elaborating policy and advocacy recommendation.
The project is planned to last from 2013-2016, publications are entered as they are available.
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- This project is entirely funded by donations and you imagine that personnel, consultancy and travel are expensive. If you want to support us financially, you are more than welcome. Please note that donations to us are tax deductible :-)