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Legislation Proposes Strengthening Foreign Bribery Safeguard

Foreign Business Bribery Prohibition Act” Would Empower Private Sector to Assist in Combating Corruption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced legislation Thursday to strengthen safeguards against foreign bribery in a move welcomed by anti-corruption advocates.

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New Bill Takes Aim at Offshore Tax Avoidance

FACT Coalition Statement on  Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Thursday takes aim at offshore tax avoidance by closing a number of loopholes in the tax code.

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Report Shows House Tax Plan Fails to Curb Tax Avoidance

Statement by the FACT Coalition on ITEP Study

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report published Wednesday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) explains—among other things—how the House tax plan fails to curtail tax avoidance, contrary to the conventional wisdom in Washington.

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Trump Voids Anti-Corruption Safeguard

President’s Action Likely to Raise Costs on American Businesses, Undermine National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clark Gascoigne, the deputy director of the FACT Coalition, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s signing of a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval (H.J.Res.41).

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Mnuchin’s Offshore Companies Underscore Need to Tackle Tax Havens in Tax Reform

Statement by FACT Deputy Executive Director Clark Gascoigne

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The offshore companies controlled by Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin featured prominently in his Senate confirmation hearings held last week in Washington.  It was revealed that the former investment banker managed companies with assets in Anguilla and the Cayman Islands, both widely recognized as tax havens.

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Study Highlights How Rigged Tax Code Hurts Small Business, Middle Class Americans

Multinational Companies Dodging $147 Billion Annually in State and Federal Taxes through Offshore Tax Schemes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund finds that multinational companies dodge an estimated $147 billion in federal and state taxes annually through offshore tax haven loopholes.  The report explains the staggering cost to small businesses and individual taxpayers, who are forced to shoulder the increased tax burden.

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New Report: Multinationals Dodging $718bn in U.S. Taxes on Profits Booked Offshore

New Analysis Underscores Need to End Deferral, Boost Transparency of Companies’ Offshore Tax Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The largest American companies have stashed nearly $2.5 trillion in profits offshore allowing them to dodge $718 billion in U.S. taxes, according to a new report released Tuesday by Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) Education Fund—all members of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (FACT Coalition).

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