Links Sep 25

Mauritius, India in talks to address tax treaty concerns: FSC The Economic Times
Mauritius is apparently aiming to dispel ‘misperceptions’ that it is a tax haven.

Corporations may be people — but they can be used to hide criminals too The Washington Post

Australian Taxation Office amnesty project targets tax evaders, unlocks money stashed in havens, inherited offshore accounts ABC news

Switzerland: Signatures handed in to protect domestic banking secrecy swissinfo

Swiss Banks’ DoJ Emissary Sees Tax Spats Drag on in 2015 Bloomberg

Canada: Swiss bank pays $850,000 penalty in BCSC crackdown on offshore accounts The Globe and Mail

Lack of fairness with overseas tax evasion: Canadians pay the price Prince Albert Daily Herald

US Business Decries Treasury’s Anti-Inversion Measures Tax-News

Obama Will Probably Be Annoyed With Bill Clinton’s Latest Corporate Tax Proposal Huffington Post

$1 Billion Is the New Normal in the Incentives World The Tax Analysts Blog

A trilemma for Noonan on ‘double Irish’ The Irish Times

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New estimates reveal the extent of tax avoidance by multinationals

Price Waterhouse CoopersNew figures published today by the Tax Justice Network provide a country-level breakdown of the estimated tax losses to profit shifting by multinational companies. Applying a methodology developed by researchers at the International Monetary Fund to an improved dataset, the results indicate global losses of around $500 billion a year. The figures appear in a […]


Banking Secrecy in China, its related territories and Taiwan

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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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