Links Jan 23

G20: what was achieved in 2014? Eurodad

Where next for the EC tax probe? economia

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan criticises Fine Gael for not backing Lux Leaks tax inquiry The Irish Times

UBS France: again, the whistleblower faces her former employer Le Temps (In French)
UBS whistleblower Stéphanie Gibaud faces the bank in court, seeks compensation for her ordeal of harassment. See also recent articles Another Whistleblower, Stephanie Gibaud, Offers to Help Indian Government With Black Money Probe NDTV, and UBS whistleblower criticises banking’s ‘code of silence’ swissinfo. See also recent blogs Will Antoine Deltour become a prisoner of conscience? and Tax haven whistleblowers: where are the human rights organisations?

Swiss Lenders Pitch ‘Superior’ Banking Services NDTV
Bankers said to be “pitching for arranging ‘business deals’ to mask the flow of black money”

India to Share Evidence on Black Money with Switzerland: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Davos NDTV
“Davos: With Switzerland refusing to share information based on stolen data, India will provide independent evidence on black money account holders, its alternate but not preferred position, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.”
See also: Switzerland promises cooperation to India on tax matters IBNLive, and Switzerland To Share Tax Info With India Tax-News; Switzerland “promises cooperation” to India, to carry forward the talks on sharing tax information

Tax reform in Brazil: more of the same only it increases inequality Tax Justice Network Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Piketty: Income inequality in Latin America has been underestimated Tax Justice Network Latin America & Caribbean (In Spanish)

Reading the Tea Leaves: China’s Jurisdictional Tax Claims Tax Analysts

Europe’s South Tackles Tax Evasion – Again The Wall Street Journal (paywall)
“From Greece to Portugal, Countries Try New Carrots and Sticks to Change Attitudes on Avoiding Taxes”

Cayman: Still no sign of clean full government audit Cayman News Service
See the 2013 Financial Secrecy Index report on Cayman here.

Closing Tax Loopholes Is Great, But Tackling Anonymous Companies Is Just As Important Financial Transparency Coalition



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