Links Jun 5

The World’s Movement Toward Tax Transparency Bloomberg BNA

Even the Weak Anti-Abuse Measures Contemplated by OECD Are Too Much for Republican Tax Writers Citizens for Tax Justice
See also: Republicans Join Business in Warning on Global Tax Talks Bloomberg, and addressing spin in Developing Countries Not Ready to Enforce Global Tax Evasion Rules Forbes  “…the trend toward tech-enabled tax infrastructure building in emerging market nations is gaining momentum.  Unlike the resistance the OECD’s Saint-Amans noted in his characterization of emerging markets, we are encountering government officials in emerging nations who are eager to build state-of-the-art tax programs that can play ball on the global stage.” See the TJN Briefing on BEPS here.

Do billionaires just want homes away from home? swissinfo
Interesting insights into the use of property purchases for tax evasion and to channel proceeds of corruption. Citing Charles Monteith, of the Basel Institute of Governance: ‘Grandparents are a favoured choice of intermediary for hiding one’s assets, as they are not included on PEP’s lists, unlike other, closer family members. “Grandparents will not live too long, and then you would get the property through normal inheritance channels” ‘

Australia’s richest ‘could be hiding billions’ from tax office The Guardian

CHICO in Tax Evasion? Chinese Firm Under Scrutiny in Liberia Front Page Africa / allAfrica

The G7 must act on transparency and corruption Financial Times – Guest Post by Mo Ibrahim
See also: For all Cameron’s fine words the UK remains a major obstacle to tax transparency Tax Research UK

New Report Reveals Walmart Cut Its Taxes by $104 Million by Giving Executives Lavish “Performance-Based” Bonuses Americans for Tax Fairness & Institute for Policy Studies

France takes U.S. to task over BNP Paribas fine Reuters

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