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Investors urged to look for red flags of poor tax conduct to derisk their portfolios

There is a growing understanding among investors that poor tax conduct is a red flag for an overly negative attitude to compliance in general, and also weak corporate governance. Tax controversies have preceded the financial difficulties of Credit Suisse, Thames Water, Adani and Glencore. In response to increasing approaches from institutional investors and asset managers, the Fair Tax Foundation has …

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EU global tax haven list ‘flawed’ as it shortens to just 12 

The EU Council has removed four jurisdictions from its list of tax havens, reducing those it deems non-cooperative for tax purposes to just 12. By comparison, the Fair Tax Foundation’s tax haven listing details 72 jurisdictions, and a recent list issued by the Australian government earlier this month identifies 41.  In an update this week, the EU Council announced Bahamas …

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Five exciting ways businesses use their Fair Tax Mark

Fair Tax Mark accredited businesses are proud to demonstrate they pay the right amount of corporate income tax at the right time and in the right place – following both the spirit and the letter of the law. The way they display the Fair Tax Mark and show their customers, clients and other stakeholders they are certified can be as …

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Westmorland Family achieve Fair Tax Mark accreditation

UK-based Westmorland Family has secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation…

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Shareholders up tax scrutiny at AGMs

Proxy voting is an important tool in a shareholder’s toolkit and is increasingly being used to request tax transparency from companies worldwide. Last year’s proxy season yet again saw a record number of shareholder proposals targeting social issues such as responsible tax, human and digital rights, and diversity and inclusion, asset manager Federated Hermes’ stewardship arm EOS noted in its …

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Fair Tax Week 2024 dates announced

We’re pleased to share that Fair Tax Week 2024 will take place from 9th – 16th June, incorporating Tax Justice Sunday on 9th June. The awareness week will recognise and celebrate the progressive businesses and organisations committed to responsible tax conduct and financial transparency. Through social media and online activity, Fair Tax Week will highlight corporation tax as a critical …

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Latest analysis of impact of 15% Global Minimum Tax on large multinationals

In a working paper released this week, The Global Minimum Tax and the taxation of MNE profit, the OECD has updated their impact assessment of the Global Minimum Tax (GMT) – which seeks to ensure that large multinational enterprises with revenues above EUR 750 million are subject to a 15% effective minimum tax rate regardless of where they operate. They …

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Fair Tax Council, Westminster City, pushes for new regulations to clean up the high street

Westminster City Council is one of almost 60 UK local authorities to have signed up as a Fair Tax Council, and stands out on account of its additional pledge to tackle dirty money in the locality. The London council’s efforts have now gone so far as to potentially influence national policy, securing a commitment from the Shadow Treasury team to …

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Fortum first company in Finland to gain Fair Tax Mark for responsible tax conduct

Fortum’s announcement Fortum has been accredited with the international Fair Tax Mark, becoming the first Finnish company to secure accreditation to the global gold standard of responsible tax conduct. The independent, third-party accreditation confirms Fortum’s long term commitment to responsible tax management, financial transparency, and following the spirit and letter of the law. “We are delighted to receive the Fair …

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NATS lands Fair Tax Mark accreditation

NATS, formally National Air Traffic Services, has secured its first Fair Tax Mark accreditation, and joins the global movement of businesses committed to responsible tax conduct. The leading provider of air traffic control services in the UK, NATS often handles over 2.5 million flights and 250 million passengers each year. Operating beyond the UK, the business also offers services to …

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