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OECD Releases New Peer Review Reports Tax-News

Part 1 of a Report to G20 Development Working Group on the Impact of BEPS in Low Income Countries OECD
See also: OECD releases public request for input on BEPS Action 11. For TJN’s briefing on BEPS, see here.

Follow the money to root out threat of financial crimes The Hill

Special Report: How scams and shakedowns brought Ukraine to its knees Reuters

Bangladesh – Raise tax collection: UNESCAP The Daily Star

Banking Secrecy May Not Be Over: The Indian Predicament International Policy Digest
See also: Minister of State for Finance Nirmala Sitharaman says govt has created legislative framework to tackle black money issue First Post

Russian Finance Ministry to exclude Malta from offshore zones RAPSI

The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows Bloomberg
“The more money that you have, the easier it becomes to hide that and avoid taxes”. See also video How the Top 1% Hoard Their Cash Offshore

Court Deals Blow to KPMG, Others Marketing Bond-Linked Tax Shelters Bloomberg BNA

Jersey To Oust Abusive UK Tax Scheme Promoters Tax-News

Africa Leaders Summit: America’s dirty little secret The Hill

America’s tax-cut obsession is colliding with reality in Kansas Quartz

Obama Aides Let Delphi Use Tax Tactic President Assails Bloomberg
See also: Walgreen Stays in U.S. as It Buys Rest of Alliance Boots Bloomberg On how the Obama administration actually helped one US company do an offshore tax inversion, Bern HQ for Walgreens off the cards swissinfo, and TaxProf’s list of links in More Tax Inversion News

Sheppard on International Tax: What’s Gonna Work? Teamwork. Tax, Society and Culture Blog

Standard Chartered faces fresh US fines over money laundering rule breach The Guardian


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