Links Feb 24

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G20 Committed To ‘Global Response’ To BEPS Tax-News
See also: G20 Agrees on Automatic Tax Data Sharing, OECD Says Bloomberg, and Multinationals unfazed by G20 tax crackdown The Conversation

The BEPS Monitoring Group Submission on Country by Country Reporting

Tax Secrecy and Tax Transparency; The Relevance of Confidentiality in Tax Law

Bahamas: VAT Messenger Is a Tax Dodger Citizens for a Better Bahamas
For the Bahamas story see also here and here.

Israel Considers Bill For Sharing Data With Tax Havens Jewish Business News
See also: Triggered by the Netanyahu scandal? New ‘revolutionary’ bill leaves little option for tax evasion in Israel albawaba

Bank of Ireland loses €33 million tax avoidance case Irish Times

UK: HMRC targets tax evaders with offshore accounts BBC
See also: Offshore tax evaders targeted with new ad campaign of warnings The Guardian

Google’s tax process a concern: EU antitrust head MarketWatch

Big Blue’s small taxes: Report says IBM pays far less than corporate rate lohud

U.S. Examines Swiss Insurance Products In Tax Crackdown The Wall Street Journal

Credit Suisse Admits SEC Violations as Tax Investigation Looms swissinfo

Switzerland news: first time detailed trade statistics for gold available; Asia is main export market Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

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Will the G20 ever end the global problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion?

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