Links Nov 12

Hidden Profits: The EU’s role in supporting an unjust global tax system 2014 Eurodad

Position Paper: UN FFD: What Outcomes Should be agreed in Addis Ababa in 2015 Eurodad

EU’s Juncker takes political responsibility for Luxembourg tax deals Reuters
“I am not the architect of what you could call the Luxembourgish problem,” Juncker told reporters.

EC president accused of hypocrisy over Luxembourg tax schemes The Guardian

Luxembourg leaks reveal the organised hypocrisy of the modern corporation The Conversation

Kenya: Billions to Be Returned From Swiss Banks – AG allAfrica / The Star
See also: Switzerland freezes accounts of Kenyans linked to Anglo Leasing scandal Standard Media

Construction Company Wins Egyptian USD 1bn Tax Evasion Appeal Tax-News

No more tax privileges for millionaires swissinfo

Argentina raids banks and financial houses BBC

Ireland: Ansbacher probe: Gardai get 5,500-page tax evasion file Irish Independent
Official ‘offered €20,000’ to wrap up tax evasion probe implicating several former ministers

UK Chancellor George Osborne waters down flagship controversial tax break The Guardian
See also UK Agrees With Germany To Limit Patent Box Regime Tax-News, and recent blog The UK’s “Patent Box” – nasty, disingenuous and hypocritical tax law

UK: Labour received £600,000 of advice from PwC to help form tax policy The Guardian
Transparency International director says the findings present a ‘serious issue about exerting influence at the heart of politics’


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