Tax havens are a massive weapon for concealing the transactions of the ultra-rich and multinationals, helped in their opaque arrangements by a whole series of financial or legal intermediaries. Civil society, NGOs, whistleblowers and journalists regularly highlight the economic and social consequences of tax evasion practices for financing. Indeed, these practices deprive many States of tax revenues, which are essential for the provision of quality public services and thus for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. The opacity of the system and the arrangements make the fight against tax evasion complex.
Sherpa participates in the Tax and Judicial Paradises Platform, which reflects on and makes recommendations for a fairer and more progressive tax system to counter the harmful effects of tax evasion.