Links Aug 21

Can Taxing the Wealthy Strengthen Democracy? The Washington Post

Ghanaian Government Asked To Tighten Up On Transfer Pricing Tax-News
See TJN’s Transfer Pricing page here.

Cayman: Financial firm sues employee over client information leak Cayman News Service

BVI government to chart new direction for financial services industry

Tax Profs Debate President Obama’s Authority to Stop Tax Inversions TaxProf Blog

For Lionel Messi Or ‘Hot Lips’ Kramer, Secrecy Can Spell Tax Evasion Forbes

Swiss send ex-football star’s bank data to Paris The Local

The plot of the “spoils of war” Página 12 (In Spanish)
Hat tip: Jorge Gaggero. Story of money-laundering through a network of shell companies in BVI, Panama and Uruguay.

Gaps in new Afghan mining law pose a threat to stability Global Witness
Gaps include ‘beneficial’ ownership of mining companies

Credit Suisse involved in Portuguese bank troubles The Local
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse created investment vehicles for scandal-mired Banco Espirito Santo before it was bailed out by the Portuguese government

Switzerland To Expand Tax Info Sharing Network Tax-News
Switzerland enters into Tax Information Exchange Agreeements (TIEA’s) … with fellow secrecy jurisdictions Andorra, San Marino, and the Seychelles

Tax fraud in Spain exceeds the healthcare budget La Marea (In Spanish)

Sound and Fury in Bank Settlements, Still Signifying Nothing Dealb%k


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