Links Aug 28

Delivering Development After 2015 Center for American Progress
“Mobilizing domestic resources is the main mechanism for achieving goals at the national level.”

G-20 Plans For World Without Tax Evasion Forbes

Investors should address aggressive corporate tax planning Pensions & Investments
See also, earlier blog Quote of the day: the purpose of corporations

In the last ten years 4.3 billion dollars left Montenegro without a trace Independent Balkan News Agency

India: PM Narendra Modi’s 100 days: Government looks resolved to address black money, tax evaders menace The Economic Times

A tour of the Isle of Man Registry: behind the Manx paywall Arachnys

Spain Claims Loss Of EUR1bn To Gibraltar Tax Regime Tax-News

UK Mining Companies Get Transitional Relief Under New Reporting Requirements Tax-News

China’s SAT Investigates Transfer Pricing Tax-News

The Biggest Tax Scam Ever Rolling Stone

Cutting the Corporate Tax Would Make Other Problems Grow The New York Times

A view from the USA: Europe calls out corporate tax schemes our politicians won’t The Seattle Times

Apologies are not enough: the right to protest about tax is essential Tax Research UK

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