Links Jun 20

Why big time tax dodgers love Mr Juncker Private Eye
See also recent blog Architect behind Eurozone’s biggest tax haven wants to be EC president

EU closes tax loophole for multinational firms Reuters
See also: Anti-Money Laundering: Commissioner Barnier welcomes progress in Council European Commission Statement, EU Finance Ministers must stop the business masquerade Eurodad, and EU agrees to end corporate tax row with Swiss swissinfo

How Credit Suisse Got Off Easy Newsweek

UBS Belgium Chief Charged in Multibillion-Euro Tax Fraud Probe Bloomberg

Geneva’s Banks Push Clients to Come Clean Bloomberg Businessweek

Czech Republic Launches New Anti-Tax Evasion Force Tax-News

The money drain: Illicit financial flows block Africa’s progress Oman Daily Observer

Lagos Govt. Shuts Oil Firm Over N4.9bn Tax Evasion Daily Times

How Users Have Spent The Past Year Digging Through Offshore Data ICIJ

Delaware To Remain U.S. “Shell Corporation” Capital MintPress News

Banking Group Suggests Anti-Money Laundering Regulation will Stymie Trade International Business Times

Italy prosecutors probing alleged tax evasion at Eni division Reuters

The ‘Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich’ Corporate Tax-Dodge Crisis Huffington Posst
See also: Medtronic’s History of Shirking Its Tax Responsibilities Citizens for Tax Justice

Formula One’s McLaren loses its bid to deduct tax on £32m fine City A.M.

Private equity firms TPG, KKR and Carlyle Group want $300m tax break Australian Financial Review


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