Links Jul 29

Banks Cash In on Inversion Deals Intended to Elude Taxes Dealb%k
See also: A Bipartisan Approach to Stopping Corporate Expatriations The Tax Analysts Blog, and Obama Involves Ireland In ‘Unpatriotic’ Inversion Claim Tax-News

Spanish union plans ‘tax-haven’ protest in Gibraltar The Guardian

Extractives: A ‘chair with three legs?’ devex

UBS pays out in German tax case as lawsuits target private bank Reuters
See also: UBS comes to €300 million tax evasion deal with Germany swissinfo

Switzerland news: banking and international industry welcome OECD’s new global information exchange standard Financial Secrecy Media Monitor
See our recent blogs on the OECD’s new information exchange standard here and here, see also OECD’s Plan To End Bank Secrecy Blasted By Activists ICIJ

French economist hails progress against tax evasion; Swiss banks will continue to cheat FinFacts

Netherlands news: ABBA joins U2, Rolling Stones in using Dutch tax break for royalties Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

NZ Firms Fear BEPS Agenda Will Fail Tax-News
See also: New Zealand Calls For Collective Action On BEPS Tax-News, and see TJN briefing on BEPS here.

Greek Tax Agency Takes Aim At HNWIs, VAT Payers Tax-News

Hedge Fund Renaissance Avoided More Than $6 Billion Tax Bloomberg

Nike’s Disappearing Tax-Haven Subsidiaries: Lost at the Beach? Citizens for Tax Justice

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