Links Apr 20

Combatting Tax Havens: What has been done, and what should be done Eva Joly and Alternatives Economiques (In French, with English version available soon)

EU must pull its weight to help create a better global financial system The Guardian

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: Automatic info exchange only way to tackle black money Niti Central
See TJN’s briefing on the Common Reporting Standard here.

India: Offshore accounts case: HSBC account holders fear attachment of their assets The Economic Times
Curious story involving the case of offshore trusts within the HSBC leaks.

HSBC to face investors’ anger over scandals and bumper executive payouts This is Money

Bill Black: Lanny Breuer’s Defense of Not Prosecuting HSBC and its Officers naked capitalism

Is Brazil’s ‘Lava Jato’ Money Hiding In Miami? Forbes

Ghana needs taxation rehash Ghana Business News

Fall of ex-IMF boss sparks disbelief, cynicism Buenos AIres Herald
Rato is being investigated for possible money- laundering after he took advantage of a 2012 tax amnesty to repatriate previously undeclared offshore funds.

What’s wrong with tax avoidance? New Statesman
See also David Quentin‘s paper Risk-Mining the Public Exchequer

80 billionaires on 2 buses Oxfam
See behind the scenes of The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Sustainable Development Goals – Reject Tax Targeting Institute of Development Studies

7th GREIT Lisbon Summer Course: “Tax Evasion, Tax Avoidance And Aggressive Tax Planning” Instituto de Direito Económico, Financeiro e Fiscal

Corporate giants often get huge tax breaks, while poor, undocumented immigrants have paid billions in state taxes New York Daily News

Virgin’s Swiss move is blow to UK Chancellor George Osborne The Telegraph
“The company that owns the rights to the Virgin brand around the world is planning to relocate from London to Geneva in the coming weeks in a move that will reduce its tax bill.”

 

 


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