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At District Synod last May we heard about the world of tax dodging and tax avoidance. We heard a little about how this affects all of us and how governments of developing countries as well as our own would have more money to spend on those things that are vital to alleviate poverty if everyone; companies and individuals alike, paid a fair amount of tax. Since then there has been a General Election and nearly all main parties appeared to want to take this issue fairly seriously though only time will tell how this manifests itself in a practical way.

The Methodist Tax Justice Network aims to put tax justice issues at the heart of the Methodist Church's mission, through campaigning, working with partners in the UK and overseas and educating and communicating within the Methodist Connexion. It was set up after the Methodist Conference in 2012, in order to encourage the Methodist Church to become an internationally recognised advocate for tax justice.

They have a global vision of a fairer world economy where:

  • Democratically elected governments set the tax system, not transnational corporations.
  • Individuals and companies alike pay their taxes.
  • Automatic information exchange and beneficial ownership create complete transparency, so governments can see where they're losing out.
  • Country-by-country reporting allows governments to know who is paying tax and where, how much they're paying and whether that reflects their scale of operations.
  • Tax havens cease to exist as a result of the above.
  • The Methodist Church takes on tax justice as a fundamental mission objective worldwide.

    If you are interested in highlighting this serious issue and want to see how you can help, you can find out a lot more by visiting the Methodist Tax Justice website. There you can read about current campaigns and case studies, and if this is a new issue for you, you can download a simple explanation of how Tax Avoidance works and its consequences. You can also view other available resources too.

    You can follow the link HERE.

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