Links Dec 17

The unlearned lesson of LuxLeaks EU Observer

#Luxleaks: The Reality of Tax ‘Competition’ Center for Global Development
See also recent blog On so-called “tax competition”

States keen to protect identity of Europe’s shadow rich EU Observer
See also earlier blog EU compromise on shell company regulation is improvement but falls short

India: Government renegotiating tax treaties to curb flow of black money abroad, says Finance Ministry dna India
For information and background on tax treaties see here.

Private Equity “Money for Nothing” Tax Game as An Example of Elite Lawlessness naked capitalism
“Why private equity “money for nothing” monitoring agreements and management fee waivers show how corrupt the elite tax bar is.” The tax games, and the abuses of Private Equity investors highlighted by Phalippou, are all part of the same extractive model.

“Tax Breaks and Inequality” Report: Development Subsidies Fuel Economic Inequality by Enriching Billionaires and Low-Wage Employers Good Jobs First

U.S. Tax extenders bill a tale of corporate influence The Hill

OECD tax proposals threaten Irish deals with multinationals The Irish Times

Australia: Policy of inaction on multinational tax The Sydney Morning Herald

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