Links Feb 18

   0   0 Blog, Corporate Tax, Finance Sector, Secrecy

Tax evasion controversy shifts east swissinfo
See also our blog on the failed Swiss “Rubik” deals.

India: One account for all assets The Telegraph India
“The government plans to bring all financial assets of an individual under a single account in the electronic format to ensure greater tax compliance.”

India, Switzerland agree on liberal terms for tax information exchange Economic Times. The devil, of course, will be in the detail.

Canada: Budget 2014: Talk about tax fairness but not much action Canadians for Tax Fairness
See also: Canadian federal budget has significant implications for trust and estate practitioners STEP

Russians Return to Cyprus, a Favorite Tax Haven The New York Times

Ireland, Europe, and the U.S. and the Financial Crooks: Interview with Michael Hudson naked capitalism
Discusses policy of low corporation tax attracting multinationals

Jailed Brazilian banker sues Walkers Compass Cayman
Walkers is a prominent law firm dealing in offshore finance

Ex-Morgan Stanley Chief Jams Foot in Mouth, Complains of CEO Abuse Rolling Stone / Taibblog

Related Posts

New research on key role major economies play in global tax avoidance

offshore-network_colorcorrectedAn important new study on Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) from the University of Amsterdam has made some fascinating discoveries, challenging, as the Financial Secrecy Index has, the popular misconception that tax havens are only palm fringed little islands and exposing that in fact major economies play a key role in global tax avoidance. Specifically they’ve […]


Launch of international research collaboration, #AltAusterity

alt austerityToday is the launch of #AltAusterity, a new, international research collaboration of which Tax Justice Network is a partner.  The project aims to stimulate public debate on the subject of austerity though high quality research. It is a response to the lack of evidence which has underpinned the current policy agenda on austerity. The project […]


RB tax avoidance – company calls for public country by country reporting after Oxfam report reveals profit shifting

pictureOxfam has today released a report on tax dodging by RB, the company formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser and the maker of thousands of well known household products. The report looks at the 2012 restructuring of the company which saw it set up ‘hubs’ in the Netherlands, Dubai and Singapore, all well known corporate tax […]


Half measures mean Mauritius will continue to be a tax haven for the developing world

MauritiusThere was news this week that Mauritius has signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI). This is an initiative from the OECD to allow countries to take measures designed to stop tax avoidance by multinational companies and put them into their existing network of […]


G20: Pressure rising on tax haven USA

HamburgWhilst the eyes of the world focused on the isolation of the US from the ‘G19’ position on climate change, something remarkable played out elsewhere in the process. Following closely the common EU position that we highlighted a few days ago, the G20 communique devotes important space to tax justice. It’s so good we quote […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top