Links Jun 8

End transnationals’ $212 billion tax dodge on poorest countries The Ecologist

Legal but secret: the story of tax rulings Europarl TV
See also: Eurodad: Statement to the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect

Blowing the whistle on corporate secrecy Eurodad

Margaret Hodge MP: Global tax transparency can eradicate poverty Politics Home

Use of tax havens is falling Economia

A “Patent Box” Would Be a Huge Step Back for Corporate Tax Reform Citizens for Tax Justice
See also our recent blog: Patent boxes: progress, or more racing to the bottom?

#SwissLeaks: those Algerian account holders with HSBC
Via @WillFitzgibbon: “What has Algeria done about #HSBC account holders? Questions remain. New #SwissLeaks reporting”

HSBC money-laundering procedures ‘have flaws too bad to be revealed’ The Guardian

Revealed: the video the Candy brothers’ tax adviser didn’t want you to see The Guardian
See also: Nick Shaxson’s Vanity Fair article “A Tale of Two Londons

FIFA corruption may not just disappear with Sepp swissinfo
See also recently linked blog from The Offshore Game: Let’s get real – Blatter’s departure won’t fix FIFA

Cayman: Bank calls in auditors over FIFA scandal Cayman News Service
See also recent blog: Did KPMG spot anything amiss at FIFA?


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