Links Jan 19

Ex-Swiss banker found guilty in WikiLeaks trial, avoids jail Reuters
See also recent blogs Will Antoine Deltour become a prisoner of conscience? and Tax haven whistleblowers: where are the human rights organisations?

U.S. regulators question whether Credit Suisse has rule-breaking culture Reuters
See also: Credit Suisse: Big Crimes Become Big Business Ralph Nader in the Huffington Post

The Super-Rich and US BBC
Excellent two-part TV documentary – Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. Demonstrates the trickle-up impact rather than the touted trickle-down effect. See also: Why extreme inequality hurts the rich BBC

“HSBC is the tip on an iceberg” veintitres (In Spanish)
Hat tip: Jorge Gaggero

EY Bank Barometer 2015
Survey of 120 banks in Switzerland. Interesting results, for example, nearly a third of Swiss banks say new clients don’t have to confirm tax compliance. Hat tip: John Letzing @letzing

Spain / Switzerland: Gürtel graft case prosecutors seek 800 years in jail for 41 suspects El País

Japan to track down overseas financial accounts of residents Kuwait News Agency

Tax issues take back seat on South Africa boards BD Live
” … companies [are] acutely aware of their legal obligations to pay the taxes that [are] due, and of their moral obligations to pay their fair share”.

Luxembourg not alone in harmful tax practices Financial Times (paywall)
Letter from Murray Worthy, Tax Justice Campaigner, ActionAid UK: “The Netherlands, Ireland and other EU countries also deserve scrutiny for the ways in which their domestic tax laws and rulings facilitate tax dodging around the world.”

 


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