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Taxes and social instability: How large corporations and wealthy taxpayers hide taxable money?

by Miaba Louise Lompo a orcid  and  Marie Madeleine Ouoba b orcid
Governement of Quebec, Québec, Canada
Department of education, Université Virtuelle, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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EAL  2024, 49; 3(1), 49;
Received: 22 July 2023 / Accepted: 31 August 2023 / Published Online: 15 March 2024


Non-compliance with tax obligations, particularly by wealthy taxpayers and large corporations, continues to represent a source of social injustice that fuels social instability, especially in developing countries. Understanding the strategies of tax evasion and avoidance is of critical importance. This article highlights five main strategies used by large corporations and wealthy taxpayers to avoid taxes, including tax havens, the underground economy, aggressive tax optimization, alternative financial markets, and crypto currencies. We also propose several actions to tackle global tax non-compliance, including prevention, peer reporting, active monitoring of compliance indicators and inter- national cooperation. These actions can be combined to achieve optimal results in reducing tax evasion and avoidance.

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