Links Mar 27

With people power, we can achieve change! Report from the World Social Forum Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Kenya Revenue Authority Requests Removal Of Tax Incentives For Foreign Investors CNBC Africa

Tax risk and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights – seminar David Quentin’s tax & law blog

Deputy director of Portugal’s tax revenue service resigns Shangai Daily
Portugal tax chiefs resign amid allegations authorities are blocking tax records of VIPs

Swiss Banks Will Not Release Information on Suspected Greek Tax Cheaters Greek Reporter

Coutts latest foreign bank to leave Switzerland swissinfo
See also: Swiss Bank Nets Coutts International From RBS Sky News, “Royal Bank of Scotland offloads the international division of Coutts at a time when such operations are facing tax scrutiny.”

Offshore Leaks honored with Indian journalism prize ICIJ

Women’s Rights And Revenues: Why We Can’t Achieve Gender Equality Without Fiscal Justice Center for Economic and Social Rights

Women for Tax Justice: Show Us The Stats

Can Transparency Exist Behind Closed Doors? Financial Transparency Coalition

Debate Rages Around Proposed Tax Incentives Rule

Former Kyrgyz president’s son lives in £3.5m Surrey mansion despite convictions for attempted murder of UK citizen and grand corruption at home Global Witness

UK joins international crackdown on digital tax avoiders Financial Times (paywall)

UK: HMRC is making fewer demands for information to tackle offshore tax cheats Tax Research UK

How OffshoreAlert exposed one of the world’s biggest-ever frauds

Regulatory Capture, Captured on Video Rolling Stone – Matt Taibbi


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Event: Making Tax Work for Women in the UK and Globally

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