Links May 29

How to tackle tax evasion and tax avoidance? The case for tax transparency to contain and end tax wars
Presentation by TJN’s Markus Meinzer at the ALDE seminar: How to tackle tax evasion and tax avoidance? Paving the way for fair tax competition in Europe.

Reflecting on Progressive Realisation and the Financing of the MDGs: An African Analysis Fiscal Law and Development in Africa

Bangladeshi civil society raises voice against Illicit Financial Flows Global Alliance for Tax Justice

EU outlines plans to make multinationals pay their share of tax Reuters
See also: EU considering mandatory corporate tax base euobserver

Switzerland Publishes Tax Evader List Forbes

EU residents to be banned from having undeclared income in Swiss banks City A.M.
See also: Tax evaders to be outed under historic Swiss-EU accord ICIJ . There remains opportunity for money to be hidden despite this accord, and the implementation date of 2018 gives plenty of time for bankers to rake in fat fees for structuring new arrangements via vehicles such as trusts.

Special service at HSBC may help some Swiss bank account holders to escape penalty by tax office The Economic Times

FIFA officials allegedly relied on banks and anonymous companies to hide bribe payments Global Witness

The Cayman Islands Adds Maritime Services Park to Its Special Economic Zone Benzinga
Creating a zero-tax play for rich shipowners

Spain: Local Government Free Of Tax Havens Global Alliance for Tax Justice (In Spanish)
Platform for a Fair Tax Policy calls on local governments to require bidders in public procurement not to use tax havens.

European chief takes aim at Irish tax regime as ‘not transparent’ Irish Independent

UK: Elite group of British-born residents enjoy ‘non-dom’ tax haven Reuters

 


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