Links Apr 13

‘HSBC has specifically targeted Argentina’ Buenos Aires Herald
“Tax Justice Network head John Christensen warns about the bank’s lobbying power”

Getting the EU response to the tax dodging scandal right Eurodad
See also: Corporate Tax Avoidance Crackdown, a Missed Opportunity for the EU Commission EuroPoint

Australia: Senate tax avoidance inquiry: the secret of its success The Canberra Times
Facebook in Australia manages to get exempted from being called a ‘large company,’ for tax reasons.

Australian Taxation Office ATO has ‘comfortable’ relationship with big accountancy firms, Senate hears The Guardian

Increasing number of hedge funds converting to family offices COOConnect
An interesting trend to note. Also consider the role of family offices in tax structuring, as discussed in STEP’s article Tax management for family offices : “This type of planning can help to reduce or even avoid the impact of income taxes and death duties. Offshore companies, trusts and foundations may confer obvious advantages…”

Katrin McGauran on Fool’s Gold National Union of Journalists – Netherlands
On the story blogged earlier in New report on abusive tax arrangements hurting Greece

A £52 billion corporate tax gap Tax Research UK

G.E.’s Retrieval of Overseas Cash Highlights Tax Debate The New York Times

Ricci perfumes heiress found guilty in HSBC tax fraud case Reuters
See also: Nina Ricci heir convicted of tax evasion in France with help of HSBC The Guardian

HSBC’s Long List of Troubles Just Got Even Longer Bloomberg

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them. The Washington Post
Of note, for example, the Yacht Tax Deduction. Hat tip: @Naomi_Fowler, Taxcast producer



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