ActionAid press statement for immediate release
ActionAid Tax Policy Adviser Anders Dahlbeck said: “We welcome today’s decision by the European Commission which shows how easy it has been for big companies like Apple to avoid paying tax. However the international tax system remains full of loopholes and irregularities that have not been fixed.
“Among those most disadvantaged are developing countries which lose billions of dollars every year to tax avoidance. This is money desperately needed to pay for schools, hospitals and other public services, including services aimed at women and children.
“We need a much fairer tax system with less loopholes, allowing all countries to collect a fair share of corporate tax and also to prevent unfair tax breaks.”