Links Apr 23

Luxembourg court charges French journalist over LuxLeaks role Reuters
See also: Charges against #LuxLeaks reporter by Luxembourg authorities threaten press freedom ICIJ, Luxembourg court charges LuxLeaks journalist EU Business, and recent ICIJ article by Edouard Perrin ‘This story is global, it can only be told with a global eye’

Luxembourg unshaken after tax regime overhaul Financial Times (paywall)
“An inflow of bank deposits to Luxembourg from Asia and the Gulf have replaced reductions from European countries such as France and Germany following an overhaul of the Grand Duchy’s tax secrecy regime.” See also recent blog: When a tax haven invokes the ‘level playing field’, run for the hills

Luxembourg diplomat seeks investments from India Inc Business Standard

Luxembourg, Austria drop opposition to tax transparency rules Politico
“Countries withdraw veto against automatic exchange of account information.”

UK: Non-doms and the Street of Sham Private Eye

HSBC is the UK’s most secretive bank, says Christian Aid
This just looks at one dimension of secrecy, albeit an important one

Australia working with UK on tackling corporate tax, says Joe Hockey The Guardian

Australia: Tax boss rebukes Google, Apple and Microsoft over Senate inquiry evidence The Guardian

‘Fight tax havens, start with the European Investment Bank’ argues new report Counter Balance
For comment, see the latest Offshore Wrapper

U.S.: An End to Loopholes and Restoring Fairness: FACT Coalition Submits Comments to Senate Finance Working Groups on International Taxes

Greece Hauls in Media Mogul Leonidas Bobolas for Back Taxes The Wall Street Journal

 


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