Links Mar 21

Luxembourg Signs Up to EU Savings-Tax Agreement, Ending Deadlock Bloomberg
Bettel: “With Austria, Luxembourg can go ahead and give the green light for the EU savings directive”. See also: Austria, Luxembourg Accept EU Bank-Secrecy Law The Wall Street Journal – Bloc Promises to Push Switzerland, Four Other Countries Into Signing Similar Deal

The world’s youngest billionaire appears to be a human tax dodge Quartz

Offshore Web Nets Chinese Giant in Italian Solar Scandal ICIJ

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former IMF head, joins board of Rosneft-owned Russian bank The Telegraph
See also: Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hedge fund is far from the first brash comeback in finance Quartz

Kazakhstan to combat capital flight offshore Business News Europe
“… a Kazakh deputy proposed the country should create its own offshore zone, in a bid to keep capital from leaving the country … He noted that a Russian plan for an offshore zone in the far east creates additional risk of capital flight, as there will be no restriction within the Customs Union.”

Treasury Sanctions Russian Officials, Members Of The Russian Leadership’s Inner Circle, And An Entity For Involvement In The Situation In Ukraine U.S. Department of the Treasury

Kenya plans tax breaks to lure textile firms Business Report

Canada – BVI tax treaty is now in force STEP
Treaty introduces “a very favourable tax regime for income remitted from BVI-resident companies to their Canadian parent”

UK Treasury backs global overhaul of tax rules for multinationals Financial Times

Argentine Official Meets FIFA’s Blatter on Soccer Tax Avoidance Bloomberg

Zimbabwe: Public executives in tax evasion scam SW Radio Africa

Lessons of a German Tax Cheat The New York Times
Comparing tax cheating culture in Germany and Greece.

Italy: Renzi vows crackdown on tax dodgers Gazetta del Sud


Related Posts

The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

Photos from the Protest outside PwC 1 Embankment Place, part of the Global week of action for tax justiceWelcome to the Offshore Wrapper – your weekly update from TJN.  Happy Paniversary! This week it’s been one year since the Panama Papers were leaked, and a number of organisations around the world have been marking the occasion though the global week of action for tax justice. In London, activists from the TJN and the […]

READ MORE →

Protesting PwC: Professionals Without Conscience

Photos from the Protest outside PwC 1 Embankment Place, part of the Global week of action for tax justiceThis week is the global week of action for tax justice and on Wednesday 5th April activists from the Tax Justice Network and Methodists for Tax Justice held a protest outside the London offices of Price Waterhouse Coopers. The global week of action for tax justice is happening one year after the release of the […]

READ MORE →

Germany moves forward on corporate transparency

ReichstagThe Bundesrat has today voted to recommend implementing a public register of the beneficial ownership of companies and trusts.  Great news from Germany, as the country takes an important step forward towards corporate transparency.

READ MORE →

New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals

Price Waterhouse CoopersNew figures published today by the Tax Justice Network provide a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies. Applying a methodology developed by researchers at the International Monetary Fund to an improved dataset, the results indicate global losses of around $500 billion a year. The figures appear in a […]

READ MORE →

Banking Secrecy in China, its related territories and Taiwan

Hong Kong from Sky 100Foreword. The Tax Justice Network is a non partisan network of experts working towards transparency, so we do not take any position about countries’ territorial and political claims. However, we do expect countries with a de jure (legal) or de facto (in practice) influence over other territories, to take responsibility for their power. We point […]

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

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

Back to Top