Is global tax evasion falling or rising? Are new issues emerging, and if so, what are they? Over the last 10 years, governments have launched major initiatives to reduce international tax evasion. Yet despite the importance of these developments, little is known about the effects of these new policies.
This report – with a foreword by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz –summarizes the work conducted by more than 100 researchers worldwide to quantify the magnitude and dynamics of tax evasion – an unprecedented international research collaboration.
Among other topics, the report investigates the effects of international reforms – once deemed utopian – adopted over the past 10 years: the automatic international exchange of bank information, in force since 2017 to fight offshore tax evasion; and the international agreement on a global minimum tax for multinational corporations, endorsed by more than 140 countries and territories in 2021, to curb the shifting of corporate profits to tax havens. It also looks at issues that remain unaddressed, such as the persistently low effective tax rates of global billionaires
9:30-10:15: Presentation of the 2024 Report
10:15-11:00: Q&A session
The event is co-funded by the European Union and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) under grant agreement No. QZA-22/0011.