Links Feb 4

Multinationals channel more money through “hubs” in Singapore, Switzerland than ever before, Australian Taxation Office says The Sydney Morning Herald

Boost for Juncker as possible probe by MEPs into LuxLeaks scandal now in the balance The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
See also earlier blog Luxembourg Leaks: EU Parliament Inquiry Committee a matter of political will

Belgium’s big business tax breaks drawn into EU tax avoidance probe The Guardian

Video: Capital fight and tax evasion: the HSBC case Visión 7 TV Pública – Argentina (In Spanish)
Interview with Jorge Gaggero of Tax Justice Network Latin America & Caribbean, and CEFID-AR

Video: Interview with Thomas Piketty on “Capital in the 21st Century” Visión 7 TV Pública – Argentina (In Spanish)
Hat tip : Jorge Gaggero

Swiss banks created companies in tax havens for Gürtel clients El Pais (In Spanish)
For a recent article in English on the political corruption scandal in Spain known as the Gürtel case, see Gürtel graft case prosecutors seek 800 years in jail for 41 suspects El Pais

For Israelis with millions in Swiss bank accounts, now’s the time to come clean Haaretz

Slicing up Apple’s profits: despite record sales it’s not all sweetness The Conversation

When Company Is Fined, Taxpayers Often Share Bill The New York Times
“This tax loophole allows corporations to wreak havoc and then write it off as a cost of doing business,”

After Vodafone, India changes tax rules to boost investment Reuters
‘Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reassured investors that India would review its past, “adversarial”, tax policy’ – to understand the actual implications of Tax Wars, see here.


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