Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP
Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP
Eva Joly
Opinion

Opinion

Eva Joly

Tax evaders can help foot the world’s bill for coronavirus spending

  • Digital companies that do not need to physically interact with the public have benefited the most from the pandemic
  • Governments must also apply a higher corporate tax to, say, pharmaceutical companies that are profiting from the crisis

Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP
Digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are champions of tax avoidance. Photo: AFP
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Eva Joly

Eva Joly

Eva Joly is a member of the Independent Commission for International Corporate Tax Reform (ICRICT) and a former Member of the European Parliament, where she was vice-chair of the Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Fraud.