November 8th, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L12 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from international tax experts, Meerman takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the ways they avoid taxes globally. Those schemes go by names like ‘Cayman Special’, ‘Double Irish’, and ‘Dutch Sandwich’. A financial world operates in the shadows surrounded by a high level of secrecy. While governments claim they cannot afford social programs, the super rich are using every possible loophole to avoid paying their fair share. The Tax Free Tour is an economic thriller mapping the systemic risk for governments and citizens alike. Is this the price we have to pay for globalized capitalism?