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How the tax profession and business reacted to the wider tax avoidance debate in 2013 David Quentin’s tax & law blog

Swiss Court Blocks Julius Baer Client Data Transfer to U.S.Bloomberg Businessweek
See also: Baer clients reprieved by Swiss court STEP, and Swiss Bank Helped 400 Americans Dodge Taxes On $600 Million ThinkProgress

Glencore boss speaks out over tax windfalls swissinfo

India in Talks with Mauritius and Cyprus to Prevent Tax Base Erosion India Briefing
See also: End of tax treaty shopping for India? smartinvestor

Denmark billed as ‘perfect’ tax haven The Copenhagen Post

Croatia: Government intensifies international cooperation in exchanging tax information dalje

German minister wants speedy crackdown on tax avoidance Reuters

Armenia: Offshore Scandal: More Than a Mere “Chain of Coincidences” hetq

Pakistan’s politicians set a poor example arab news

Gambia: Let’s Pay Tax allAfrica / The Daily Observer

JPMorgan Chase Cannot Deduct $1.7 Billion Madoff Settlement Payment TaxProf

U.S. IRS Continues To Attack Offshore Captive Insurance Forbes


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