Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

Trillion Dollar Tax Havens

How Tax Dodging Put Puerto Rico on the Road to Debt (1/2)
TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux reports on how Puerto Rico's tax policy exempts billions of big pharmaceutical companies' profits, leaving at least $15 billion out of the revenue stream while the country wallows in debt.

  July 14, 2015

The Rich Hide an Estimated 21 Trillion in Offshore Accounts
James Henry, author of "Pirate Bankers," says Swiss Banks like HSBC, Credit Suisse, and UBS facilitate offshore accounts and buy millions of dollars worth of influence in Washington

  February 22, 2015

Top Three Things to Know About Obama's Proposed Corporate Off-Shore Profits Tax
Economist James Henry says Obama's proposed 14 percent mandatory tax fails to shutdown tax dodging schemes and creates incentives for more tax dodging

  February 3, 2015

Sen. Sanders Presents $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill as Job Creator
Sanders says 13 million jobs could be created if Congress taxed the wealthy and corporate tax havens, but taxing the wealthy is a non-starter for Republicans

  January 29, 2015

Pfizer Offers To Buy Foreign Corporation In Order To Avoid Paying More Taxes
Steve Wamhoff of Citizens for Tax Justice discusses how Pfizer avoids paying taxes and what can be done to reform corporate tax laws

  May 15, 2014

Barbados Faces Debt Crisis as an Offshore Tax Haven
James Henry: Canadian companies use Barbados as a tax haven to reduce their taxes from 24 percent to 2.5 percent, leaving Barbados with revenue shortage

  December 4, 2013

G-20 Offers Weak Proposals To Stop Corporate Tax Dodging
James Henry: More action needed to stop corporations from skirting $200-300 billion per year in taxes.

  September 4, 2013

US Lets Swiss Banks, Accused of Aiding Tax Fraud, Avoid Prosecution with Fines
James Henry: Swiss banks are negotiating fines to avoid prosecution, while billions of dollars continue to be hidden away from taxes

  April 24, 2013

Video Game and Tax Day Actions Target Corporate "Tax Evaders"
Nicole Tichon and Gan Golan: By projecting a Tax Evader video game on the side of banks and big corporate buildings, actions aim to focus public attention on banks and big companies that pay low to no taxes

  April 15, 2013

Full Transparency Needed to Close Down Tax Havens and Massive Fraud
James Henry: Global tax revenue lost to tax havens is between USD $190 billion and $255 billion per year, assuming a 3% capital gains rate and a 30% capital gains tax rate

  April 14, 2013

The Media and Politics of Offshore Tax Havens
James Henry PT 3: Politicians demand debt reduction but the media rarely connects billions of unpaid taxes on offshore accounts to the issue

  August 12, 2012

Trillion Dollar Tax Havens, Inequality and Recession
James Henry Pt2: Vast amounts of money avoid taxes and productive investment

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