Links Jan 14

“BEPS Action Plan: Update on 2014 Deliverables”- Live Webcast Thursday 23 January OECD

Hellenic EU Presidency Outlines Priorities Tax-News
“Greece will press for the extension of automatic information exchange procedures as part of its six month European Union (EU) Presidency.

India wants G20 & OECD nations to adopt its transfer-pricing policyThe Financial Express

Alcoa in $384m deal to settle Bahrain bribery charges Financial Times (paywall)
Alcoa admits links to “corrupt international underworld” via havens Guernsey, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.

Kazakhstan Exempts EDRB From Taxes Tax-News

Sleuths Hunt for Kazakh Bank’s Missing $6 Billion Bloomberg

From Spanish Royals To American Tax Protestors, Tax Evasion Can Mean Jail Forbes

Mauritius: Authorities announce new unit against financial crime and new powers to sanction offshore entities Financial Secrecy Media Monitor
Their proclamations sound good, but how much is spin?

A rising tide of dark money The Washington Post

Should It Bother Us that Boeing Says It Needs a Tax Incentive to Make Its Planes Safe? Citizens for Tax Justice

Israeli bank data disc aids German investigation swissinfo

RBC accused of stalling during U.S. tax evasion court case The Toronto Sun

Prada Mimics Dolce & Gabbana Tax Trouble, Should Copy Apple & Google Instead Forbes


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