Experts warn that some groups could face unexpected bills. Photo by: REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger

LONDON — Aid groups could find themselves facing huge historic tax bills as they struggle to navigate the changing aid tax landscape, experts have warned.

Aid has historically been tax-exempt, but as low-income countries tighten their tax rules and some donors shift responsibility for compliance onto their suppliers, the issue has become more complex.

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    Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.