Links Dec 1

United Nations starts pounding pavement on the road to Addis Ababa Eurodad

Today UK oil and mining transparency becomes reality.  U.S. take note. Global Witness
See also: U.K. Resources Companies Ordered to Disclose Government Payments Bloomberg

The tax wars of Europe The Hindu Business Line
For background and information on tax wars, see here.

EU’s Juncker survives no-confidence vote over tax deals Reuters

UK: MPs summon PwC tax chief to attend Luxembourg tax deal hearing The Guardian

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion via Swiss accounts Reuters
See also: Argentina IDs Accounts in Alleged Tax Evasion abc news

Swiss Say Foreign Millionaires Are Still Welcome After Tax Vote swissinfo / Bloomberg

If tax havens create prosperity why can’t 1 in 10 in Jersey afford a cooked meal every day? Tax Research UK

What are the biggest French banks doing in tax havens? Eurodad (In French)
Report sheds light on the first country-by-country figures that have been published by French banks this year

U.S.: Congress Should Reject Half-Trillion-Dollar Corporate Tax Giveaway Citizens for Tax Justice

Corporate tax avoidance is the number one issue in business ethics Tax Research UK


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