Wollega University organizes a special Lecture on “Tax Justice”

Law 2The School of Law, Wollega University organized a special Lecture on “Tax Justice” on 13 January 2017 at Wollega University Main campus. Dr.Dereje Alemayehu, Germany, who served as chair of Tax Justice Network Africa, delivered the lecture. Dr.Dereje, who has authored several books on development, governance, accountability, and illicit financial flows, highlighted a number of critical issues related to global financial tractions concerning with multinational corporations.  He explained in detail on how the MNCs and other investors are misusing the tax holidays and tax incentives provided by the developing countries. Besides, he noted that a number of smaller islands have been used by these MNCs as ‘tax haven.’ He emphasized the need for improving tax system and regulatory mechanism to control the flow of profit and resources out of developing countries.

Law 3The participants raised several important issues that included the role of World Trade Organizations (WTO), tax administration, tax liabilities, tax evasion, aid, capital gain tax and others. The students and teachers from the School of Law and other Wollega University academic community attended this lecture. 

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