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Link: http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2016/10/tax-evasion-industry-shocking-says-un-expert/#.WA3S1_l97IU 

Tax evasion across the world is “shocking” and costs governments some US$3 trillion every year, according to a UN independent expert.

un-radioGovernments, 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.

Duration: 4’06”

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