Links Dec 2

Open letter to the Heads of State and Ministers of Finance of the East African Community: Redouble efforts to end illicit financial flows and harmful tax incentives in the East African Community East Africa Tax & Governance Network (EATGN)

Breaking bad habits: time for @amazonuk to face up to its issues amazon anonymous
See also: Amazon Christmas boycott campaign gathers weight The Guardian

Germany recruits France and Italy for fresh assault on tax havens Financial Times (paywall)
See also: Germany, France and Italy urge EU to write common corporate tax laws EurActiv

Antigua PM: 150 citizenships granted through ‘aggressive’ Citizenship by Investment Programme promo Antigua Observer
“As the government continues to push the citizenship programme, it has formed a partnership with a high-end residential development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). People who purchase villas in the Ajhman Uptown project in UAE will be offered Antiguan and Barbudan citizenship.”

Irish millionaires under Revenue investigation for non-payment of ‘wealthy tax’ Irish Independent

Oil, gas and mining deals still most vulnerable to bribery: 1 of 4 new corruption factoids from the OECD Global Witness

Starbucks boss unrepentant about tax avoidance Aol

So much for UK Chancellor Osborne’s Google tax Tax Research UK

UK Chancellor George Osborne Mulls ‘Super-Tax’ For British Money In Swiss Bank Accounts Huffington Post
‘… leading anti-tax avoidance campaigner Richard Murphy said that HMRC’s potential “super-tax” on Swiss bank accounts was a “somewhat hollow” threat. “I welcome this move, but recognise it as a negotiating ploy alone,” he told HuffPostUK.’

PwC Cashes In On AIG; Taxpayers Lose, Again medium.com
Hat tip: @ICIJorg


Related Posts

Swiss Politicians seek to block automatic exchange of banking information with developing countries

Photo by Pedro SzekelyCould we be seeing a return to the bad old days of Swiss Banking? A right wing party in Switzerland, the Swiss People’s Party, has launched an assault on the automatic exchange of banking information, according to Swiss Daily Newspaper Tages Anzeiger.

READ MORE →

The Offshore Wrapper – Data havens and new crackdowns on tax avoidance

Gorgeous Computer FixingsBelow is the text of the offshore wrapper,  a weekly roundup of news from the world of tax justice sent out to our mailing list. If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to receive the wrapper in your inbox every week – you can do so here.

READ MORE →

Open data for tax justice – designing a new CbCR database

OD4TJlogoThis week, TJN participated in a design sprint in London organised by Open Knowledge International. The purpose of the sprint was to bring together coders and tax justice advocates to start work on building a database for the new country by country reporting data that we hope will be released in the future, if public […]

READ MORE →

New research on key role major economies play in global tax avoidance

offshore-network_colorcorrectedAn important new study on Offshore Financial Centres (OFCs) from the University of Amsterdam has made some fascinating discoveries, challenging, as the Financial Secrecy Index has, the popular misconception that tax havens are only palm fringed little islands and exposing that in fact major economies play a key role in global tax avoidance. Specifically they’ve […]

READ MORE →

Launch of international research collaboration, #AltAusterity

alt austerityToday is the launch of #AltAusterity, a new, international research collaboration of which Tax Justice Network is a partner.  The project aims to stimulate public debate on the subject of austerity though high quality research. It is a response to the lack of evidence which has underpinned the current policy agenda on austerity. The project […]

READ MORE →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top