Health versus Wealth? Tax and Transparency in the Age of COVID-19
May 12th, 2020
May 12th, 2020
The Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC), The Independent Commission for Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), Oxfam and Public Services International (PSI) are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Event followed by a Press Conference
Thursday 28th May 2020, 13.00 – 15.30 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Lima 8 a.m., Washington DC 9 a.m., Buenos Aires 10 a.m., London 2 p.m., Brussels 3 p.m., Nairobi 4 p.m., New Delhi 6.30 p.m., Manila 9 p.m.
Amidst an unprecedented global health and economic crisis, policy makers are adjusting to the resource challenges looming over the global economy. In the Global North and South, the powers of government are being tested to preserve health and livelihoods at all costs. These costs will be immense and are already constraining how policy makers are able to respond. An expert discussion will consider how to prioritize and identify the reforms and policy innovations on tax and transparency that can secure greater revenue or at least ensure less is lost to secrecy and abuse. Examining both concentrations of wealth and corporate revenues, speakers will review the potential of proposed reforms.
Blogs & Background Material
Health versus Wealth? The ‘measure’ of our responses to COVID-19, Sakshi Rai, CBGA
Trade Integrity to Fight COVID-19, Tom Cardamone, GFI
‘COVID-19 Bailouts’: The great corporate rescue at any price? Neeti Biyani, CBGA and Alvic Padilla, Christian Aid
How to pay for a pandemic? Tax the unearned profits, Alex Cobham, Tax Justice Network
Covid-19 and the Response that’s needed, Financial Transparency Coalition