Links Jan 12

WikiLeaks Banker Called Traitor as Prosecutor Seeks Jail Bloomberg
See also recent blogs Tax haven whistleblowers: where are the human rights organisations? and Show trial of Swiss whistleblower Elmer now in 9th year

Luxleaks: Parliament could still set up a committee of inquiry euranet plusInside
See also: LuxLeaks PwC employee fired for leaking tax documents Luxemburger Wort

The BEPS Monitoring Group: Reform of the Criteria for Taxable Presence (Permanent Establishment)

There Is No Effective Fiduciary Duty to Maximize Profits medium.com
See also comment and information on shareholder value here

Finally: a Spanish PM bothers to visit Andorra The Local
See the Financial Secrecy Report on Andorra here

Swiss Banker to Appear in U.S. Court on Tax Charge The Wall Street Journal

Pakistan: Islamabad High Court accepts plea seeking money returned from Swiss Banks hearing Business Recorder

Irish cross-border tax competition to heat up Irish Times
See also: Northern Ireland’s low corporation tax rate will not attract new business Tax Research UK, and read on Tax Wars here.

Manchester United and Liverpool stars could face £1billion bill after investment tax avoidance probe The Mirror


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