Dear President Calderón, Its time to tackle tax havens...
The text of the email is as follows:
President Felipe Calderón
We welcome the steps taken at the G20 meeting in Cannes last November to tackle global tax dodging. However, these steps were not enough to end the secrecy in tax havens which is at the heart of this problem.
Most countries are losing huge sums of money from companies’ use of tax havens. According to the OECD, developing countries are losing far more through tax dodging than they receive in aid.
Tax havens play a key role in making this happen, by providing the financial secrecy which allows companies to dodge taxes.
That is why I am calling on you to show leadership at the G20 in 2012 and persuade fellow world leaders to End Tax Haven Secrecy.