Links Apr 14

The BEPS Monitoring Group Submission to the OECD on the Digital Economy

Rudolf Elmer’s open letter to Mr. Martin Graf, Swiss Government Councillor
See also our recent blog: Show trial of Swiss whistleblower Elmer now in 9th year, and Julius Baer to remain a boutique despite dramatic size build-up The Asset

A Legal and Economic Analysis of Austrian Tax Treaties signed with Developing Countries VIDC
A summary of the study is available here.

Tax Havens: Global Fault Lines Clarín
By TJN’s Nicholas Shaxson, author of Treasure Islands

Argentina: Offshore wealth clocks in at US$300B Buenos Aires Herald
Hat tip: Jorge Gaggero.

India calls for data sharing on taxation The Times of India

Inequality Matters Report of the World Social Situation 2013 Sudan Vision

The new person charged with stopping transfer pricing abuse is a KPMG partner – another fox in the hen house Tax Research UK

UK: Tax dodging:cChancellor George Osborne plans to strengthen criminal law The Guardian
See also: Osborne’s new offshore tax offence looks much more like a PR exercise than anything significant & Section 2 of the Fraud Act lets offshore tax abuse be prosecuted now: so what else is Osborne going to do? Tax Research UK

Turkish PM Erdogan threatens: Will ‘go after’ Twitter for tax evasion The Jerusalem Post

Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit Financial Times (paywall)
“Walgreens has come under pressure from an influential group of its shareholders, who want the US pharmacy chain to consider relocating to Europe, in what would be one of the largest tax inversions ever attempted.”

U.S.: Walmart on Tax Day: How Taxpayers Subsidize America’s Biggest Employer and Richest Family Americans for Tax Fairness

Why is Maine listening to Luxembourg on corporate tax loopholes? Portland Press Herald

Why Atletico Madrid are far from the Robin Hood club of European football The Independent
“The story of Atletico is one of those troubling tales of God-awful governance and extreme liberties taken with the payment of taxes.”

Anti-Corruption Movement Uniting Left and Right Occupy
From Karin Hayes, the Director of ‘We’re Not Broke’  a new short film video about the New Hampshire Rebellion, the movement to get corporate money out of politics in the U.S. See also: Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence The Washington Post

Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push The Center for Public Integrity

Facebook targets financial services Financial Times (paywall)
“The social network is only weeks away from obtaining regulatory approval in Ireland for a service that would allow its users to store money on Facebook and use it to pay and exchange money with others.”


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