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Nilupher Begum was going to Chadpur from Dhaka. After living 5 years in the Capital City, she left the city for economic crisis as the price of shelter, food, health and education facility are higher...

Tax is powerful. We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in Uganda and other developing countries. Research shows that Uganda gives away harmful tax incentives and exemptions that could fund the entire health budget almost two times (African Development Bank 2009/2010).

If we collected more taxes, used the money better, prioritized public services in health, education and agriculture - and ended corruption in the public sector - it would benefit all Ugandans, especially the poor communities. It would also make the country more attractive to investors - much more than tax giveaways do.

Tax Power

Tax is powerful. It funds schools and hospitals everywhere. We all pay tax, but right now, big companies aren’t paying as much as they should in developing countries. This takes billions of dollars away from vital public services every year, and world’s poorest people are suffering as a result.

By Hannah Brejnholt, Tax Policy and Programme Manager, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke/ActionAid DenmarkYesterday, at the European Development Days in Brussels, we presented a new report titled ”ActionAid’s...
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Let’s talk about tax, baby…Tax, it’s a dull subject, right? Technical, full of figures, decided upon by grey men in grey suits in grey offices, far from the reality of people’s daily lives. If this...