Links Dec 19

Capital flight: CEFID-AR publishes “The enablers and their ways of working” via Red de Justicia Fiscal de América Latina y el Caribe (In Spanish)
Hat tip: Jorge Gaggero

Editorial: Stem Capital Flight The Himalayan Times

Widening of EU tax probe takes heat off Ireland Irish Examiner

Regulators extend tax probe to all 28 EU nations Reuters

Fresh scrutiny for Irish tax regime as EU leaders meet The Irish Times

EU braced for legal challenges over tax probes Irish Examiner

Luxembourg drops legal challenge to EU request for tax info EurActiv

Luxembourg’s new freeport unlikely to dispel tax haven image Spear’s

Internet site launched to support Antoine Deltour, Luxleaks whistleblower Platforme Paradis Fiscaux et Judiciares
See also: Tax haven whistleblowers: where are the human rights organisations?

WSJ: How Google, GE and U.S. Firms Play the Tax ‘Audit Lottery’ TaxProf
See also recent blog Risk mining: what tax avoidance is, and exactly why it’s anti-social

Switzerland Fissures as Account Secrecy Loses Charm Bloomberg

The Greatest Tax Story Ever Told Bloomberg Businessweek

The Uses of Morality in Tax Waiting for Godot

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