Links Sep 29

Hong Kong: In battle against tax evasion, our reputation must come before politics South China Morning Post
Editorial with very interesting viewpoint.

Thomas Piketty recommends progressive taxation for South Korea The Hankyoreh

South Koreans, firms invest nearly US$23 bln in tax havens Yonhap News Agency

Italy’s Prada owners in tax evasion probe The Independent
Holding company brought to Italy from Luxembourg “to appease the authorities”

4 ways Amazon’s ruthless practices are crushing local economies Salon
“Amazon’s amazing slice-and-dice tax machine not only avoids paying state taxes, but it also extracts tax money from states …”

Finland: Former Finance Minister Urpilainen on tax havens YLE

UK Chancellor Osborne Pledges Crackdown on Tax-Avoiding Tech Companies Bloomberg

How can we tackle tax avoidance? Management Today

Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash ProPublica


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