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Escape taxes

States can no longer control the taxation of large groups Europe must take the reins

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Escape taxes

The financial crisis and recession have led to serious structural problems in functioning of advanced societies. that of employment — rar, that of its scarcity — is one of m and not least. The society with an abundance of fixed employment belongs to past; Depression has served to expand a dormant job precariousness regime in years before crisis. No progress in economic growth will revive stable employment as a dominant working form. But re's more. In last ten years big companies — first big technology calls — have managed to perfect tax evasion or circumvention systems so beneficial to ir interests (what would be benefits of large Internet conglomerates If y had to pay tax of each country in which y operate?) As detrimental to citizens, y bear a permanent hemorrhage of fatal public incomes for corresponding welfare states in each country in Europe.

The time has come to accept it: States are unable to control taxation of Facebook, Google or Apple. Power is no longer in states: if y can barely secure taxation of national companies! This is especially true in case of Spain. If legislation has allowed (or favored) that Ibex companies have about 100 billion in tax credits it is clear that neir that legislation nor anor covering narrow national limits can prevent taxation of large Technologies, transnational newest that operate around world and pay where it suits m. And what suits m is to stop paying about 500 billion dollars a year thanks to tax engineering.

The tax field must necessarily be, at least, zonal or large economic areas. In case of Spain, European. This would close paradise destinations for money. It is not logical for European Union to have (and consent to!) tax legislation that approaches zero taxation. Taxation in Europe has to be homogenized, that is to say, to establish minimum levels that do not harm countries that suffer more intensely from tax evasion. And, in addition, it should be considered subjecting periodic research to advisory groups (such as Goldman Sachs, Price or Deloitte) who are well-designed to design tax strategies to circumvent taxes.

At this stage of postcrisis is clear close relationship between economic and Labor precariousness, heightened to discomfort by policies of adjustment applied to Counterpelo to overcome recession, and fiscal weakness of States. Weakness is not general or uniform, but it becomes alarming in countries like Spain. There is no way to combat social inequality or threats of poverty with precarious fiscal incomes. From this perspective, tax-disarmament policies that sponsor Governments (such as Spanish, again) and political parties are incomprehensible. Sometimes y seem to be policies of fiscal appeasement; If you are not able to demand taxes from someone who can more than you, try to Engatusarle with tax sales.

In new tax order Europe needs to include a varied panoply of new-mint rates, from ecological to tourism. Since end of century, phenomena have emerged that overwhelm national infrastructures, and it is inevitable to assign m a public cost. But again, it is obligatory for field to be European. Is it so hard to build on minimums a homogenized European fiscal structure? It would be very useful to know who is opposed and why; And to promote a debate on new European tax model.

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