A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters
A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters
Wayne Swan
Opinion

Opinion

Wayne Swan

Global tax evasion is a penalty on health care, education, climate change and more. The world cannot afford it

  • Hong Kong remains a major tax haven, while Britain, Japan and the US continue to show a real unwillingness to fight financial opacity. The world is losing tax revenues when it needs more money to fight epidemics such as Covid-19 and climate change

A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters
A protest against tax evasion in Iceland in 2016 following leaked tax documents known as the Panama Papers. Photo: Reuters
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Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan

Wayne Swan is the former treasurer and deputy prime minister of Australia and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT).