Links Oct 7

ActionAid Says Mines Arm Twisting Zambia Over Tax Refunds allAfrica
See also: ActionAid Accuses Glencore of Strong-Arm Tactics allAfrica

Get ready for UK extractive industries disclosure rules The FCPA Blog

Indian, Swiss tax authorities expected to meet over controversial ‘HSBC list’ The Economic Times

Brussels targets Amazon’s Luxembourg tax deal Financial Times (paywall)
“The European Commission is poised to launch a formal in-depth probe into its serious concerns over improper state aid, dragging Amazon into a multi-pronged clampdown on sweetheart tax deals that has already ensnared Apple in Ireland and Starbucks in the Netherlands.” See also: The EU confirms that Amazon has a tax avoidance case to answer Tax Research UK

How Apple’s Cork HQ became the centre of a bitter global war over corporate tax avoidance The Guardian
See also: Europeans Accuse Ireland of Giving Apple Illegal Tax Break The New York Times, and Apple’s Irish Luck The New York Times

Convicted money launderers now whistleblowers Cayman News Service

FATCA To Catch Trust Companies, Trustees Bahamas Tribune

Spanish activist group accuses Sivasankaran of global land grab livemint
“GRAIN has uncovered a worrying picture of how foreign investors are grabbing the lands of rural communities in Africa and Asia and setting up complex corporate structures to facilitate tax avoidance, kickbacks and obscene payouts to their directors”.

US Tax Inversion Planners Respond To Treasury Measures Tax-News
See also: Obama’s tax rules claim first casualty The Hill

KPMG aren’t buying the tax and morality line Tax Research UK
See also earlier blog: PWC report endorses country by country reporting for banks

London Can’t Afford To Turn A Blind Eye To Corrupt Money Transparency International / Financial Transparency Coalition Blog

Switzerland To Keep Lump-Sum Tax For Foreigners Tax-News

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