Links Sep 12

Tax justice – in it for the long haul Christian Aid

Three Illicit Flows Targets for the Post-2015 Framework Center for Global Development

How tax inspectors could prevent the next Ebola outbreak The Conversation
See also recent blog: Tax Inspectors Without Borders – an update

The Corporate Income Tax Has Always Been About Power The Tax Analysts Blog

New CTJ Report: Congress Should Require Inverting Corporations to Pay Up Taxes They Owe on Profits Held Offshore Citizens for Tax Justice

U.S. Treasury Is Weighing Action on Hedge-Fund Tax ‘Loophole’ Bloomberg

Europe’s finance ministers urged to stop European Investment Bank’s ‘extraordinary’ slide towards secrecy Eurodad

UBS Appeals $1.4 Billion Bail in French Tax Evasion Probe Bloomberg

Swiss Private Bank Deal Speculation Overblown, Vontobel CEO Says Bloomberg

Switzerland: Bank fines not tax deductible, cabinet decides swissinfo

Dow Chemical cannot get $1 blllion tax deductions on sham partnerships with Goldman Sachs Reuters

Russian police search National Reserve Bank over tax evasion ITAR-TASS News Agency

Corruption Fighter Gooch Tackles Abusive Shell Companies Bloomberg

$190m frozen in UK and Switzerland in OPL 245 bribery case as ENI CEO is named as suspect Global Witness

US prosecutors allege Belize fraud and tax evasion conspiracy STEP

Countries Freeze More Stolen Assets, Don’t Return Enough of It–Report The Wall Street Journal

Ukraine moves to create elite corruption fighters KyivPost

‘Swazileaks’ exposes ruler’s $60 million a year lifestyle Whistleblower Today

Nice work if you can get it The Banker’s Umbrella
A look at a selection of the high-salaried, low-tax jobs in the EU Commission “headed by Jean-Claude Juncker of little old Luxembourg”

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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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