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Illicit capital flows are the elephant in the EU-Africa summit room EurActiv

More Countries Agree to Help U.S. Crack Down on Tax Dodgers The Wall Street Journal
See also: US Prepares To Enforce 45 FATCA Pacts Tax-News, U.S. gives foreign banks more time on anti-tax dodge law Reuters, and Leaked guidance notes threaten to invalidate Canada’s FATCA IGA STEP

Base Erosion A Myth, Says ACCA Study Tax-News
A sadly unsurprising position from the accountancy body.

‘Double Irish’ tax arrangements to be targeted by OECD plans The Irish Times

Apple: Double Irish Could Mean Double Trouble ValueWalk

India signs first batch of five advance pricing agreements live mint

Fighting Tax Avoidance: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes Parliament vote on Parent-Subsidiary Directive – European Commission

A whistleblower and a cash problem: Caterpillar’s Swiss tax adventures Quartz
See also: Opening statement for Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on Caterpillar’s offshore tax strategy

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act? The FCPA Blog

MEP Ana Gomes Wrote To Norwegian Prime Minister About Illicit Activities Of Swiss Banks

Swiss snub US effort to sanction Russian billionaires swissinfo

U.S.: Maine lawmakers approve bill to block foreign tax havens Portland Press Herald
“Supporters say the bill would bring millions more in tax revenue to the state and level the playing field for small businesses”

A Muddy Tract Now, but by 2020, China’s Answer to Wall St. Dealb%K

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