Links Jan 29

Global Tax Transparency Rising in 2015 As FATCA, OECD Initiatives Gain Momentum Bloomberg BNA

Luxembourg investigation: EU parliament suggests LuxLeaks inquiry committee setup Luxemburger Wort

Vatican foiled over bid to hide Swiss bank data The Local

Japan unveils plans to impose ‘exit tax’ on wealthy emigrants STEP

Obama, Apple and the tax issue BBC
See also: Apple’s $80.3 million Australian tax bill revealed The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple paid just $80.3 million in Australian tax last year, despite making more than $6 billion in local revenue, If Apple were a country… Financial Times (paywall), and Apple’s record profit leaves tech giant wondering how to spend $178bn The Independent

Dodging Repatriation Tax – Evidence from Domestic and Foreign M&As Social Science Research Network
US companies are completely avoiding income taxes on $12 billion a year repatriated from offshore. Hat tip: @JesseDrucker

How Inversions Leaped From the Shadows To Become Major Focus Inside Washington BloombergBNA

Yahoo, Dell Swell Netherlands’ $13 Trillion Tax Haven Bloomberg

The 1 Percent Have Gotten All The Income Gains From The Recovery ThinkProgress

U.S. Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program to remain open indefinitely CGMA

The End of the Double Irish Handelsblatt

Greece: the case against ‘structural reform’ Financial Times (paywall)
“Structural reform” should involve a crackdown on oligarchs’ tax evasion

Graph of the week: Inequality in the EU European Commission


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