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Tax evasion across the world is “shocking” and costs governments some US$3 trillion every year, according to a UN independent expert.
Governments, especially in developing countries, rely on taxes to support economic and social development.
Alfred de Zayas is an Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order
He’s urging the UN to establish an international tax authority to fight evasion and corruption and to phase-out tax havens.
He’s been speaking to Daniel Dickinson who began by asking how widespread the problem of tax evasion is.
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