Links Nov 14

Open letter to the G20: exposing the corporate shell game is good for business – and the world – Mo Ibrahim and colleagues The Guardian

Ending corporate secrecy: within our reach but slipping away Eurodad

Calling on the G20 to Unmask the Corrupt Transparency International

Jersey’s PR campaign continues with report on Jersey’s “Value to Africa” Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

EU tax havens drain money from developing nations EUObserver

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey brands tax-evading companies ‘thieves’  ZDnet

Summit to debate next step to stop profit shifting Australian Financial Review
See also TJN briefing on BEPS here, and on the Common Reporting Standard here

EU says Starbucks’ ‘very low’ Dutch tax deal may be illegal Reuters

Mathew D. Rose: Luxembourg and Juncker as a Microcosm of the EU’s Political and Moral Bankruptcy naked capitalism

Juncker: ‘It’s not ‘my’ problem, it’s ‘our’ problem’ EUObserver

UK Prime Minister Cameron set to embarrass Juncker by pushing tax avoidance at G20 summit The Guardian

The UK should look closer to home before crying foul over Luxembourg leaks The Conversation

What will Son of Patent Box look like? David Quentin’s tax & law blog
See also our earlier blog The UK Patent box – will it come back in through the back door, accompanied by Germany?

Warren Buffett Set to Save More Than $1 Billion on Taxes in Swap Bloomberg
More financial engineering that results in ducking taxes.

U.S. Companies Now Stashing $2 Trillion Overseas NBC News

Kansas Announces Big Budget Gap, but True Gap May Be Even Larger The New York Times
Kansas is a poster child for tax cuts. Tax cuts reduce revenue, duh. Arthur Laffer has some questions to answer.


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