Links Nov 5

TJN-A and EATGN applaud Kenya government on decision to phase out tax incentives TJN-Africa
See also our earlier blog Are Kenyan tax holidays over? 

Indian Government Loses Major Tax Case to Vodafone CorpWatch

How black money finds its way out of India, and how it comes back as white The Economic Times

Black money probe: Swiss banks mull anticipatory measures The Economic Times

Swiss banks get tough with Israelis Globes

Ex-UBS Executive Weil Acquitted of U.S. Tax Conspiracy Bloomberg
See also: Weil verdict leaves many questions unanswered, say media swissinfo, Bankers await fallout of Weil tax evasion acquittal swissinfo, and America’s clampdown on tax evasion: Weil walks The Economist

Competing tax breaks: The international sport of seducing rich expats swissinfo

Argentina condemns Procter & Gamble for tax evasion TJN Latin America and Caribbean

Cayman news: Automatic tax information exchange compared to “war of terror upon taxpayers” Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Development billions channelled through tax havens EurActiv
See also: UK aid investments target tax havens The Guardian, and our earlier blog Financing for whose development? DFIs and their support for companies that use tax havens

Tax haven crackdown still to deliver missing billions The Conversation

UK: HMRC investigators home in on massive Square Mile tax avoidance scheme The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

UK: Prime Minister Cameron family fortune made in tax havens The Guardian

UK: Cameron’s vow to tackle tax avoidance ‘disingenuous and hypocritical’ RT


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