Tax Us If You Can

Tax Us If You Can

Why Africa Should Stand Up for Tax Justice


This lucid introduction to tax justice in Africa sets out the causes and consequences of tax injustice and offers options for a fairer future. Although tax revenues are essential for establishing independent states of free citizens, taxes in Africa are often regressive, tax administration ineffective and many commodity exports from Africa are tax exempt. The influence of multilateral agencies on tax policy in Africa has, in many countries, decreased government revenues. Multinational companies exploit tax loopholes while secrecy jurisdictions enable tax evasion.

So what is the role of governments, parliaments and taxpayers? What needs to be done to achieve tax justice? The solutions suggested in this important book include raising awareness about tax issues, promoting a culture of tax compliance, increasing tax transparency and enhancing international cooperation on tax matters.

Tax Us If You Can was written by lead author Khadija Sharife, a regional correspondent for The Africa Report magazine, Africa project fellow for the World Policy Institute, and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal-Center for Civil Society (UKZN-CCS) researcher and writer.

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Title Tax Us If You Can
Subtitle Why Africa Should Stand Up for Tax Justice
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading BUS064000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Taxation
HIS001000 HISTORY / Africa
POL023000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
BIC Subject Heading JPP Public administration
KFFD1 Taxation
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 20 October 2011
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: KFFD      93 Thema subject category: JPP
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 88 p.
ISBN-10 0-85749-042-7
ISBN-13 978-0-85749-042-1
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780857490421
Publication Date 20 October 2011
Main content page count 88
Dimensions 12.9 x 19.8 cm
Weight 155 gr
List Price £8.95
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages
Reference no. BUNPDF9780857490421
Weight 155 gr
List Price £16.90
Format PDF
Nb of pages
Product Detail PDF
ISBN-10 0857490435
ISBN-13 9780857490438
Publication Date 13 September 2011
Format ePub
Nb of pages
Product Detail EPUB
ISBN-10 0857490818
ISBN-13 9780857490810

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