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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New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals

Price Waterhouse CoopersNew figures published today by the Tax Justice Network provide a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies. Applying a methodology developed by researchers at the International Monetary Fund to an improved dataset, the results indicate global losses of around $500 billion a year. The figures appear in a […]


Banking Secrecy in China, its related territories and Taiwan

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Is tax avoidance at the heart of Ireland’s economic miracle?

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New Report: HMRC’s “Building our Future” programme

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Financial secrecy in football: time for action

bigben-mcbigbenfaceEveryone has known for years that football is rotten to the core and financial secrecy is at the heart of the problem. Why then is no one doing anything about it? This post from the Offshore Game project originally features in the Independent. 


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