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Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights$
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Philip G. Alston and Nikki R. Reisch

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190882228

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190882228.001.0001

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Procuring Profit Shifting

Procuring Profit Shifting

The State Role in Tax Avoidance

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(p.137) Chapter 6 Procuring Profit Shifting
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Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights
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Alex Cobham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190882228.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the role of states in actively procuring profit shifting across borders. The effects of global profit shifting and the associated revenue losses suffered by countries at every income level can be attributed to those jurisdictions that procure the majority of global profit shifting. Measures against these state procurers of profit shifting can take a number of forms. First, human rights instruments can be used to highlight the extraterritorial damage being done, and to drive political salience and responses by shaming. Second, indicators of profit shifting can and should be established in international mechanisms such as the reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals to ensure continuing accountability for the state procurers. Finally, individual jurisdictions and regional blocs should consider unilateral defensive measures to eliminate the impact of profit shifting.

Keywords:   profit shifting, tax avoidance, revenue losses, state procurers, global profit shifting, human rights, Sustainable Development Goals, individual jurisdictions, regional blocs

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