Links Feb 26

European Parliament tax evasion investigation kicks off; proper inquiry must be swiftly ramped-up Sven Giegold

Indonesia to crack down on corporate tax avoidance via transfer pricing Reuters

Zambia: Why discrepancies in our copper trade records? Zambia Daily Mail
“… we cannot easily discount that there is lack of transparency surrounding tax havens such as Switzerland which may preclude Zambian customs from information on the final destination of the copper products after they are exported to Switzerland”

Swiss await Greek input on hidden billions swissinfo

Greece: Former Financial Crime Squad Chief Allegedly Falsified ‘Lagarde List’ Greek Reporter
See also: ‘Lagarde list’ reveals communicating vessels between Greece and Cyprus Cyprus Mail

HSBC Whistleblower Falciani to face trial in Switzerland SRF (In German)
Falciani expresses that he wishes his views to be heard. See also recent blog It’s time to stop extraditing public-interest whistleblowers 

HSBC scandal caused horrible damage to reputation, says chairman The Guardian

‘It couldn’t happen now’ – HSBC boss claims tax scandal is all in the past The Guardian
“Panama was just a coincidence: the nominee entity account could have been anywhere. The Cayman Islands. Monaco.”

Google investigated in Italy over tax issues – prosecutors Reuters

South Africa Targets Wealthy With First Tax Increase Since 1995 Bloomberg


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