Links Jan 30

Civil Society Response to the Financing for Development Elements Paper Eurodad

Press release: Standard Chartered publicised tax avoidance strategy for use in some of the world’s poorest countries ActionAid

Le Prix A Payer is France Inter’s “Les Choix de Inter” [pick of the week]

African CSOs Demand Immediate Implementation Of Mbeki Panel Report On Financial Flows Leadership

EU fleshes out fourth anti-money laundering directive Finextra
New EU anti-money laundering directive aims to help to fight money laundering, tax crimes and terrorist financing

U.S.: Tax lobbyists: A growth industry in nation’s capital Marketplace

Tech mounts pre-emptive strike on taxes The Hill

Apple reports biggest quarterly profit in corporate history Channel 4
Includes interviews with Tax Research UK‘s Richard Murphy, and the FACT Coalition‘s Rebecca Wilkins. See also: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Cisco: massive funders of the USA, at a price Tax Research UK

Tax is ‘fast becoming the most toxic issue’ for successful companies Andrew Goodall

U.S.: Tax Rate for Richest 400 People at Its Second Lowest Level Since 1992 Citizens for Tax Justice

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