On Sunday October 20th, International Tax Lead Martin Hearson delivered the keynote speech at the IMF and World Bank “Tax Sunday” event. Julie Martin shares some of his insights in the latest MNE Tax article “OECD director, tax experts, explore proposed “unified approach to pillar one” for taxing multinational groups“.
In August 2019, ICTD celebrated publishing 100 working papers. The paper, Safe Harbour Regimes in Transfer Pricing: An African Perspective by Alexander Ezenagu, was featured in Tax Notes International and Law360.
The Quartz article on “How an idyllic African island became a tax haven for some of the world’s biggest corporations” quoted ICTD Researchers Catherine Ngina Mutava, who spoke on the Kenya-Mauritius tax treaty, and Alex Ezenagu, who spoke on an alternative unitary tax system. Read the article here.
On July 23, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) launched their Mauritius Leaks investigation, quoting ICTD International Tax lead Martin Hearson in their story. The investigation highlights the number of organisations and professionals (accountants, bankers, lawyers) it took for 1 US company to pay just 1.59% tax. See the interactive story here. Martin also contributed to a Q&A with ICIJ, explaining “What is a tax treaty and why should I care?“
Our gender research was highlighted in the latest edition of “Impôts et Justice Sociale” podcast, the Francophone podcast by Tax Justice Network. Listen to the podcast here.
ICTD’s Rhiannon McCluskey was quoted in an article by Tatenda Gwaambuka on The African Exponent, an online outlet for reliable African news and in depth analysis of developments in business, finance, markets, politics, culture, science and technology. They made reference to her 2016 article on The Conversation on taxing rich Africans.