Links Jul 18

Citizenship for investment: These tax-havens attract rich Africans Capital FM Kenya

Falciani fallout: Britain recoups millions from Swiss bank list swissinfo

Flagrant misconduct: UK Lord forced to apologize for signing lobbying contract with overseas tax haven RT

Cayman’s ‘Operation Tempura’ to be analyzed at next month’s OffshoreAlert Conference

Transparent company ownership: how does the UK government’s proposed action live up to its rhetoric? Global Witness

Higher charges on the way for German tax amnesty users STEP

Taxing change of titles at Google Australia The Sydney Morning Herald

Jersey Breaking Ground On Bitcoin, Clarifies Tax Rules Tax-News
Reporting that Jersey has launched the first Bitcoin investment fund, with no anti-money laundering regime as Jersey Financial Services Commission says risks needs still need to be analysed.

Jersey: Kleinwort Benson bank hires forensic experts to investigate client data leak BBC

Singapore proposes tougher anti-money laundering rules Reuters

Accountants Urge Caution From Irish BEPS Response Tax-News

US could lose $20B from corporate tax inversions CNBC
See also: Race to Cut Taxes Fuels Urge to Merge, David Cay Johnston’ column Stop the tax inversions of free-riding corporations Al Jazeera, and Corporate Tax: Is It All About Patriotism and Morality? The Tax Analysts Blog

Corporate Tax Behavior So Bad Even Fortune Magazine Can’t Stomach It The America Prospect

The Internet Does Not Need Special Breaks Citizens for Tax Justice

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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

Hong Kong from Sky 100Foreword. The Tax Justice Network is a non partisan network of experts working towards transparency, so we do not take any position about countries’ territorial and political claims. However, we do expect countries with a de jure (legal) or de facto (in practice) influence over other territories, to take responsibility for their power. We point […]


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

AIB International Finance Centre Dublin - By Estoy Aquí (Own work) [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsComing out of the economic crisis Ireland was one of the best performing economies, with GDP growth rates of 8.5% in 2014 and an extraordinary 26.3% in 2015. But how much of this economic activity was real, and how much a fiction created by Ireland’s tax haven status? A new paper by Heike Joebges of the University […]


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

bigben-mcbigbenfaceYesterday the Tax Justice Network was in the UK Parliament to launch a report it co-produced with the Public and Commercial Services Union. The report, entitled “HMRC, Building an Uncertain Future” is a study of HMRC’s (the UK tax authority) reform plans which it is calling “Building our Future”. The report published yesterday analysed the […]


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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