Links Feb 11


Democratic Republic of the Congo: The offshore secret of Moïse Katumbi, governor of Katanga  Marianne (In French)

The Crooks Return to Cairo Foreign Policy
“Egypt’s government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home.”

Beijing loses billions as rich skip taxes CNN

Google’s inverted world needs to be challenged – and India might be the place to start Tax Research UK

Indian Tax Tribunal To Hear Vodafone Case Tax-News

IBM Challenges Indian Tax Demand Tax-News

U.S.: IBM Paid 5.8 Percent Federal Income Tax Rate Over 5 Years Citizens for Tax Justice
See also: U.S.: States Crack Down On Corporate Tax Loophole While Congress Does Nothing Huffington Post, and U.S.: Tax Breaks 2014: A $63 Billion Boon to Business The Fiscal Times

Does Microsoft pay most of its income tax in just 4 countries? Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

U.S. charges Swiss asset manager in offshore tax fraud case Reuters

Florida tax evasion trial of ex-UBS banker delayed eight months Reuters

Switzerland – a dubious specialist in corporate tax issues TJN Germany Blog / Swiss Radio SRF

Canada: Let’s hope there is more on tax fairness in the federal budget Canadians for Tax Fairness

US and UK in a fiddle over tax havens The Commentator

“The U.S. and Britain have got themselves in another fine mess over populist measures against tax havens that don’t work and smack of hypocrisy”

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