Links Jul 16

Tackling Tax and Saving Lives Save the Children

India: Negotiations on with other countries to sign new tax treaties Business Standard
See here, for why automatic multilateral exchange of information for tax purposes is needed.

The Dark Side of Growth swissinfo

Credit Suisse seeks tax evasion sentence delay The Local

Mining giant Vedanta’s copper sales spark Zambian tax avoidance probe This is Money

U.S. Seeks Legislation to Curb Offshore Tax Deals Bloomberg Businessweek
See also: Obama Administration Seeks End to Tax Inversion Deals Dealb%k

Gowex Chief Orchestrated Sham by Hiding Lies in Plain Sight Bloomberg
Jesse Drucker reports on fraudulent Spanish web company Gowex. Story involves using frontmen to create companies that acted as fictitious clients, and stashing more than 3 million euros in a Luxembourg bank.

Guernsey: Concerns about reputational damage from Jersey leaks; minister calls on financial industry to challenge “statements by NGOs” Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Canada: Close down offshore tax havens Winnipeg Free Press
Commenting on Canada’s Offshore Tax Informant Program

Digital Economy Chokes on Online Giants’ Low-Tax Sandwiches Box Free IT

Digital industry welcomes Jersey position on cryptocurrency business and the first regulated Bitcoin fund Digital Jersey


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