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How Multinational Tech companies exploit tax laws in Ghana and Nigeria

4 March 2020 by Gideon Sarpong (Ghana) and Olivia Ndubuisi (Nigeria)

This story exposes how major tech companies, Facebook and Google, use tax havens to avoid payment of taxes in Nigeria and Ghana, depriving these countries of revenue which could be invested in many deprived areas. How do you tax a Non-resident Company generating profit in your country if your law stipulates you can only tax companies with a physical presence? How do you deal with local businesses playing at an unfair advantage being mandated to pay taxes while bigger, multinational digital competitors get away with paying little if at all?

The team of journalists investigating this story was mentored by Will Fitzgibbon. Please read the full story on iWatchAfrica here and on