Links Mar 2

Tax evasion: Leaks on tap The Economist
Cites TJN and our report identifying more than 30 loopholes and exemptions in the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

Tax Power Campaign Africa Coordinator – Job Opportunity with ActionAid

The Looting Machine: Warlords, tycoons, smugglers and the systematic theft of Africa’s wealth
New book by Tom Burgis

Goldman Sachs: Too Big to Pay Its Fair Share of Taxes? Citizens for Tax Justice

Falciani Says He Can Prove HSBC Management Knew of Tax Abuses swissinfo / Bloomberg

From a UK MP to Secret German Tax Investigations: Swiss Leaks Video Reports ICIJ

France will hand Austria HSBC tax data within days Reuters

American Tax Informant Going To Paris To Sing About Swiss Bank UBS Forbes
See also: Bradley Birkenfeld: France is a major situation for UBS RTS (In French), and Bradley Birkenfeld, man behind the UBS scandal Le Monde (In French)

Whistleblower: traitors or heros? RTS (In French)
See also recent blogs: It’s time to stop extraditing public-interest whistleblowers and Whistleblowers – the new countercultural heroes

John Prescott: The secrecy of HSBC accounts is more swizz than Swiss banking The MIrror.
“Anyone wanting to expose dubious commercial activities still faces being charged with industrial sabotage and treason.”

The Real ‘Housewives’ of HSBC ICIJ

UK: Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests The Independent
See also recent blog by David Quentin: The two categories of tax lie are not so different, really

UK: The madness of King George III’s non-dom tax system Financial Times (paywall)
“This egregious situation lets the wealthiest enjoy privileges without paying their fair dues.”


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