Links Nov 6

Today’s links focus first on media coverage of the Luxembourg tax leaks (as featured in blog posts earlier today), followed by news on other jurisdictions.

Luxembourg tax leaks put pressure on G20 leaders to act on loopholes The Guardian

EU to press Luxembourg over tax breaks amid fresh allegations BBC

Luxembourg Tax Leak Puts EU’s Juncker Under Further Pressure The Wall Street Journal

Luxembourg leaks will put spotlight on Jean-Claude Juncker The Irish Times

European Commission says Luxembourg free to offer investment incentives – Jean-Claude Juncker takes “serene” attitude to #luxleaks The Irish Times

OECD says Luxleaks revelations not surprising The Irish Times
See also TJN briefing on BEPS here

Who minds the minders” – The secrets of Luxembourg’s multinational tax hustle, revealed Quartz

Luxembourg ‘abetted’ companies in avoiding taxes France 24

‘Letters of comfort’ show agreement on interpretation of Luxembourg tax law The Irish Times

Brazilian Banks Cut Secret Deal with Luxembourg to Save $90.2M in Tax ICIJ

Havens like Luxembourg turn ‘tax competition’ into a global race to the bottom The Guardian

What do you want to know about Luxembourg’s multi-billion dollar tax secrets? The Guardian

We know how to eradicate tax abuse. So why aren’t businesses doing it? The Guardian

Luxembourg: the tax haven and the $870m loan company above a stamp shop – video The Guardian

Lux Leaks The Irish Times Business Podcast
Highlights Irish companies dodging Irish tax via Luxembourg.

Exposed: Ikea, Pepsi amongst 340 companies with secret Luxembourg tax deals The Irish Times

Lux leaks: Dublin address used to cut tax bill on €1bn The Irish Times

Luxembourg media report on “Broadside against the financial centre” Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

Developing nations lose $100bn in tax revenue each year – will G20 reforms help? The Guardian

UBS Tax Evasion Case Shed Light on Swiss Secrets Newsweek

Israel arrested UBS adviser, 13 others, in tax evasion investigation Reuters

France is a pro-business tax haven, says ‘Gallic Steve Jobs’ The Telegraph

Tax incentives key to Hong Kong’s aviation leasing hub ambitions South China Morning Post

Denmark: Minister wants to stop country from being used as a tax haven The Copenhagen Post

How come only two thirds of all UK large businesses are under tax investigation? Tax Research UK

Badging tax risk Tax Research UK


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