Links Apr 15

How anonymously owned companies are used to rip off government budgets Global Witness

Taxing Multinationals: Is There a Pot of Gold of Finance for Development? Center for Global Development

CSO Response to the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document of the Third Financing for Development Conference Eurodad

India – We are fair but not a tax haven: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dna

Cadbury hit with $92m tax bill in India over ‘phantom’ factory Financial Times (paywall)

Swiss Banks Preach Transparency in U.S. Tax Evasion Endgame Bloomberg

Switzerland: French president buries hatchet over tax swissinfo

Burning bridges.whistleblowers – Europe’s heroes under fire Euranet Plus
See also recent blog Whistleblowers – the new countercultural heroes

HSBC intends to appeal French magistrates’ decision in tax evasion scandal Customs Today

HSBC seeks new non-executive directors in wake of tax evasion scandal The Guardian

On one HSBC Swiss account, three swindlers and missing millions MarketWatch

Ricci heiress convicted for tax evasion using HSBC ICIJ

Money-laundering millions head back to Brazil swissinfo

‘Businesses have nothing to fear from transparency’ says Dr Mo Ibrahim Global Witness

US targets tax evaders in Asia with HK investigators Asian Investor

10 Notorious Tax Cheats: Billionaire Olenicoff Still Battling UBS Over $200 Million Offshore Stash Forbes

Slot machine man and the origins of “Competitiveness” discourse Fools’ Gold – rethinking competition

UK: Labour pledge to tackle tax avoidance is vital, but it will need to get tough with the industry The Conversation


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Will the G20 ever end the global problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion?

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