Links Nov 24

Doubt cast on Modi’s quest to find India’s black money overseas Financial Times (paywall)
” … now he is in power Mr Modi is discovering that unearthing illicit funds stashed in Switzerland, Liechtenstein or other tax havens will be a long, tough slog that is unlikely to yield windfall gains.”

Swedish icon Ikea is really a Dutch ‘charity’ Al Jazeera

Schaeuble raps German firms for avoiding taxes via Luxembourg: Focus Reuters

Venezuela increases luxury taxes to bolster state coffers Reuters

Australian Taxation Office letting big multinationals get away with it The Sydney Morning Herald

How a Canadian Federal Agency Bought German Apartments Through Luxembourg ICIJ

European Commission Inquiry into Irish tax deal with Apple is ‘high priority’ The Irish Times

Investor complacency over tax avoidance wanes Financial Times (paywall)

Bermuda refuses David Cameron’s request to lift ‘cloak of secrecy The Independent
See also: “We are not a tax haven.” They all say that

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